The Department of Health and Human Services begins using revised Federal Poverty Level Guidelines each April. Many federally and state funded programs use the income guidelines to determine eligibility for programs and services. Healthcare subsidy programs, Medicaid and Medicare all use the guidelines in their calculations. The Federal Poverty Guidelines can be found here.
The chart below is what we use at the Washtenaw Health Plan to help people figure out what health care coverage is best for themselves and their family. Our chart includes a 5% disregard. We use the chart for determining eligibility for MAGI Medicaid. (What is MAGI?)
Many other programs use the Federal Poverty Guidelines as a baseline for their programs including:
MOMS Medicaid is for pregnant women who are not eligible for full Medicaid because of their immigration status.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) provides food, nutrition counseling, and breastfeeding support to mothers and young children.
Medicare/Medicaid programs help low-income Medicare recipients pay their health care costs.
And many more!
If you have questions, contact the Washtenaw Health Plan. 734-544-3030 or walk-in Monday through Friday from 9am - 4pm at 555 Towner St. in Ypsilanti.