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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karly Satkowiak, Staff Attorney, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295–1633, satkowiakk@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 2022, set out below, are equivalent to 125% of the Guidelines published by HHS on January 12, 2022. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JAR1.SGM 31JAR1 4818 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 20 / Monday, January 31, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 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—ELIGIBILITY 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 1. The authority citation for part 1611 continues to read as follows: ■ LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 2022 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: ........................................ $16,988 22,888 28,788 34,688 40,588 46,488 52,388 58,288 5,900 Alaska $21,238 28,613 35,988 43,363 50,738 58,113 65,488 72,863 7,375 Hawaii $19,538 26,325 33,113 39,900 46,688 53,475 60,263 67,050 6,788 * 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: ........................................ $27,180 36,620 46,060 55,500 64,940 74,380 83,820 93,260 9,440 Alaska $33,980 45,780 57,580 69,380 81,180 92,980 104,780 116,580 11,800 Hawaii $31,260 42,120 52,980 63,840 74,700 85,560 96,420 107,280 10,860 * The figures in this table represent 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by HHS. Dated: January 24, 2022. Jessica L. Wechter, Special Assistant to the President, Legal Services Corporation. 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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01922]


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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 January 31, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karly Satkowiak, Staff Attorney, Legal 
Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295-
1633, [email protected].

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 2022, set out below, are equivalent to 125% 
of the Guidelines published by HHS on January 12, 2022.
    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

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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--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 2022 Income Guidelines *
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                                                                  48 Contiguous
                                                                  states and the
                       Size of household                           District of        Alaska          Hawaii
                                                                     Columbia
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1..............................................................          $16,988         $21,238         $19,538
2..............................................................           22,888          28,613          26,325
3..............................................................           28,788          35,988          33,113
4..............................................................           34,688          43,363          39,900
5..............................................................           40,588          50,738          46,688
6..............................................................           46,488          58,113          53,475
7..............................................................           52,388          65,488          60,263
8..............................................................           58,288          72,863          67,050
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8,                5,900           7,375           6,788
 add:..........................................................
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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..............................................................          $27,180         $33,980         $31,260
2..............................................................           36,620          45,780          42,120
3..............................................................           46,060          57,580          52,980
4..............................................................           55,500          69,380          63,840
5..............................................................           64,940          81,180          74,700
6..............................................................           74,380          92,980          85,560
7..............................................................           83,820         104,780          96,420
8..............................................................           93,260         116,580         107,280
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8,                9,440          11,800          10,860
 add:..........................................................
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* The figures in this table represent 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by
  HHS.


    Dated: January 24, 2022.
Jessica L. Wechter,
Special Assistant to the President, Legal Services Corporation.

[FR Doc. 2022-01922 Filed 1-28-22; 8:45 am]
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