Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance, 1408-1409 [2019-00889]

Download as PDF 1408 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2019 / Rules and Regulations LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 45 CFR Part 1611 Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance Legal Services Corporation. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is required by law to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DATES: Effective February 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295–1563; sdavis@lsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services SUMMARY: Corporation Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires LSC to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. Section 1611.3(c) of LSC’s regulations establishes a maximum income level equivalent to 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (Guidelines), which HHS is responsible for updating and issuing. 45 CFR 1611.3(c). Each year, LSC updates appendix A to 45 CFR part 1611 to provide client income eligibility standards based on the most recent Guidelines. The figures for 2019, set out below, are equivalent to 125% of the Guidelines published by HHS on January 11, 2019. In addition, LSC is publishing a chart listing income levels that are 200% of the Guidelines. This chart is for reference purposes only as an aid to recipients in assessing the financial eligibility of an applicant whose income is greater than 125% of the applicable Guidelines amount, but less than 200% of the applicable Guidelines amount (and who may be found to be financially eligible under duly adopted exceptions to the annual income ceiling in accordance with 45 CFR 1611.3, 1611.4, and 1611.5). Except where there are minor variances due to rounding, the amount by which the guideline increases for each additional member of the household is a consistent amount. List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611 Grant programs—law, Legal services. For reasons set forth in the preamble, the Legal Services Corporation amends 45 CFR part 1611 as follows: PART 1611—FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY 1. The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2996g(e). 2. Revise appendix A to part 1611 to read as follows: ■ Appendix A to Part 1611—Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 2019 INCOME GUIDELINES * 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Size of household 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 4 ................................................................................................................................................... 5 ................................................................................................................................................... 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add: $15,613 21,138 26,663 32,188 37,713 43,238 48,763 54,288 5,525 Alaska $19,500 26,413 33,325 40,238 47,150 54,063 60,975 67,888 6,913 Hawaii $17,975 24,325 30,675 37,025 43,375 49,725 56,075 62,425 6,350 * The figures in this table represent 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by HHS. REFERENCE CHART—200% OF FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES * 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia Size of household 1 ................................................................................................................................................... 2 ................................................................................................................................................... 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 4 ................................................................................................................................................... 5 ................................................................................................................................................... 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add: $24,980 33,820 42,660 51,500 60,340 69,180 78,020 86,860 8,840 Alaska $31,200 42,260 53,320 64,380 75,440 86,500 97,560 108,620 11,060 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES * The figures in this table represent 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by HHS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Feb 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\04FER1.SGM 04FER1 Hawaii $28,760 38,920 49,080 59,240 69,400 79,560 89,720 99,880 10,160 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 23 / Monday, February 4, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Dated: January 30, 2019. Stefanie Davis, Assistant General Counsel. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to fcc504@ fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice) or (202) 418–0432 (TTY). [FR Doc. 2019–00889 Filed 2–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 64 [CG Docket Nos. 13–24 and 03–123; FCC 18–79] IP CTS Modernization and Reform Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date. AGENCY: In this document, the Commission announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with rules adopted in the Commission’s document Misuse of internet Protocol (IP) Captioned Telephone Service et al. Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling (Order). This document is consistent with the Order, which stated that the Commission would publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of those rules. DATES: § 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(D)(1), (6) published at 83 FR 30082, June 27, 2018, is effective February 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliot Greenwald, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418–2235, or email: Eliot.Greenwald@fcc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces that, on December 19, 2018, OMB approved, for a period of three years, the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s Order, FCC 18–79, published at 83 FR 30082, June 27, 2018. The OMB Control Number is 3060–0463. The Commission publishes this notice as an announcement of the effective date of the rules. If you have any comments on the burden estimates listed below, or how the Commission can improve the collections and reduce any burdens caused thereby, please contact Cathy Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Room 1– C823, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. Please include the OMB Control Number, 3060–0463, in your correspondence. The Commission will also accept your comments via the internet if you send them to PRA@ fcc.gov. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Feb 01, 2019 Jkt 247001 SYNOPSIS As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507), the FCC is notifying the public that it received OMB approval on December 19, 2018, for the information collection requirements contained in the Commission’s rules at § 64.604(c)(5)(iii)(D)(1), (6). Under 5 CFR 1320, an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a current, valid OMB Control Number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act that does not display a current, valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number is 3060–0463. The foregoing notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, October 1, 1995, and 44 U.S.C. 3507. The total annual reporting burdens and costs for the respondents are as follows: OMB Control Number: 3060–0463. OMB Approval Date: December 19, 2018. OMB Expiration Date: December 31, 2021. Title: Telecommunications Relay Services and Speech-to-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, CG Docket No. 03– 123. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; Individuals or household; State, Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 5,072 respondents; 7,314 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours (30 minutes) to 80 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually, monthly, on occasion, and one-time reporting requirements; Recordkeeping and Third-Party Disclosure requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefit. The statutory authority for the information collection requirements is found at section 225 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 225. The law was enacted on July 26, 1990, as Title IV of the ADA, Public Law 101– 336, 104 Stat. 327, 366–69. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1409 Total Annual Burden: 12,342 hours. Total Annual Cost: $10,800. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Confidentiality is an issue to the extent that individuals and households provide personally identifiable information, which is covered under the FCC’s updated system of records notice (SORN), FCC/CGB–1, ‘‘Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance.’’ As required by the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Commission also published a SORN, FCC/CGB–1 ‘‘Informal Complaints, Inquiries, and Requests for Dispute Assistance,’’ in the Federal Register on August 15, 2014 (79 FR 48152) which became effective on September 24, 2014. Privacy Impact Assessment: The FCC completed a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) on June 28, 2007. It may be reviewed at https://www.fcc.gov/ general/privacy-act-information#pia. The Commission is in the process of updating the PIA to incorporate various revisions to it as a result of revisions to the SORN. Needs and Uses: On December 21, 2001, the Commission released the 2001 TRS Cost Recovery Order, document FCC 01–371, published at 67 FR 4203, January 29, 2002, in which the Commission: (1) Directed the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund (TRS Fund) administrator to continue to use the average cost per minute compensation methodology for the traditional TRS compensation rate; (2) required TRS providers to submit certain projected TRS-related cost and demand data to the TRS Fund administrator to be used to calculate the rate; and (3) directed the TRS Fund administrator to expand its form for providers to itemize their actual and projected costs and demand data, and to include specific sections to capture speech-to-speech (STS) and video relay service (VRS) costs and minutes of use. In 2003, the Commission released the 2003 Second Improved TRS Order, published at 68 FR 50973, August 25, 2003, which among other things required that TRS providers offer certain local exchange carrier (LEC)-based improved services and features where technologically feasible, including a speed dialing requirement which may entail voluntary recordkeeping for TRS providers to maintain a list of telephone numbers. See also 47 CFR 64.604(a)(3)(vi)(B). In 2007, the Commission released the Section 225/255 VoIP Report and Order, published at 72 FR 43546, August 6, 2007, extending the disability access requirements that apply to E:\FR\FM\04FER1.SGM 04FER1

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LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

45 CFR Part 1611


Income Level for Individuals Eligible for Assistance

AGENCY: Legal Services Corporation.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is required by law to 
establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal 
assistance. This document updates the specified income levels to 
reflect the annual amendments to the Federal Poverty Guidelines issued 
by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

DATES: Effective February 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stefanie K. Davis, Assistant General 
Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW, Washington, DC 
20007; (202) 295-1563; sdavis@lsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act (Act), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires LSC to establish 
maximum income levels for individuals eligible for legal assistance. 
Section 1611.3(c) of LSC's regulations establishes a maximum income 
level equivalent to 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines 
(Guidelines), which HHS is responsible for updating and issuing. 45 CFR 
1611.3(c).
    Each year, LSC updates appendix A to 45 CFR part 1611 to provide 
client income eligibility standards based on the most recent 
Guidelines. The figures for 2019, set out below, are equivalent to 125% 
of the Guidelines published by HHS on January 11, 2019.
    In addition, LSC is publishing a chart listing income levels that 
are 200% of the Guidelines. This chart is for reference purposes only 
as an aid to recipients in assessing the financial eligibility of an 
applicant whose income is greater than 125% of the applicable 
Guidelines amount, but less than 200% of the applicable Guidelines 
amount (and who may be found to be financially eligible under duly 
adopted exceptions to the annual income ceiling in accordance with 45 
CFR 1611.3, 1611.4, and 1611.5).
    Except where there are minor variances due to rounding, the amount 
by which the guideline increases for each additional member of the 
household is a consistent amount.

List of Subjects in 45 CFR Part 1611

    Grant programs--law, Legal services.

    For reasons set forth in the preamble, the Legal Services 
Corporation amends 45 CFR part 1611 as follows:

PART 1611--FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY

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1. The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 2996g(e).


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2. Revise appendix A to part 1611 to read as follows:

Appendix A to Part 1611--Income Level for Individuals Eligible for 
Assistance

                               Legal Services Corporation 2019 Income Guidelines *
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                                                                   48 Contiguous
                                                                  States and the
                        Size of household                           District of       Alaska          Hawaii
                                                                     Columbia
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1...............................................................         $15,613         $19,500         $17,975
2...............................................................          21,138          26,413          24,325
3...............................................................          26,663          33,325          30,675
4...............................................................          32,188          40,238          37,025
5...............................................................          37,713          47,150          43,375
6...............................................................          43,238          54,063          49,725
7...............................................................          48,763          60,975          56,075
8...............................................................          54,288          67,888          62,425
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add:           5,525           6,913           6,350
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* The figures in this table represent 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by
  HHS.


                              Reference Chart--200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines *
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                                                                   48 Contiguous
                                                                  States and the
                        Size of household                           District of       Alaska          Hawaii
                                                                     Columbia
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1...............................................................         $24,980         $31,200         $28,760
2...............................................................          33,820          42,260          38,920
3...............................................................          42,660          53,320          49,080
4...............................................................          51,500          64,380          59,240
5...............................................................          60,340          75,440          69,400
6...............................................................          69,180          86,500          79,560
7...............................................................          78,020          97,560          89,720
8...............................................................          86,860         108,620          99,880
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add:           8,840          11,060          10,160
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* The figures in this table represent 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by
  HHS.




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    Dated: January 30, 2019.
Stefanie Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2019-00889 Filed 2-1-19; 8:45 am]
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