[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2002)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 8484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-4420]


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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 (``Corporation'') 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 as 
issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This rule is effective as of February 25, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mattie C. Condray, Senior Assistant 
General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 750 First Street N.E., 
Washington, DC 20002-4250; (202) 336-8817; mcondray@lsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1007(a)(2) of the Legal Services 
Corporation Act (``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(2), requires the 
Corporation to establish maximum income levels for individuals eligible 
for legal assistance, and the Act provides that other specified factors 
shall be taken into account along with income.
    Section 1611.3(b) of the Corporation's regulations establishes a 
maximum income level equivalent to one hundred and twenty-five percent 
(125%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Since 1982, the Department of 
Health and Human Services has been responsible for updating and issuing 
the Poverty Guidelines. The revised figures for 2002 set out below are 
equivalent to 125% of the current Poverty Guidelines as published on 
February 14, 2002 (67 FR 6931).
    For reasons set forth above, 45 CFR 1611 is amended as follows:

PART 1611--ELIGIBILITY

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

    Authority: Secs. 1006(b)(1), 1007(a)(1) Legal Services 
Corporation Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 2996e(b)(1), 2996f(a)(1), 
2996f(a)(2).


    2. Appendix A of Part 1611 is revised to read as follows:

Appendix A of Part 1611

                               Legal Services Corporation 2002 Poverty Guidelines*
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                                                                48 contiguous
                                                                States and the
                     Size of family unit                         District of      Alaska \ii\      Hawaii \iii\
                                                                 Columbia \i\
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1............................................................          $11,075          $13,850          $12,750
2............................................................           14,925           18,663           17,175
3............................................................           18,775           23,475           21,600
4............................................................           22,625           28,288           26,025
5............................................................           26,475           33,100           30,450
6............................................................           30,325           37,913           34,875
7............................................................           34,175           42,725           39,300
8............................................................           38,025           47,538          43,725
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* The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by family size as determined by the
  Department of Health and Human Services.
\i\ For family units with more than eight members, add $3,850 for each additional member in a family.
\ii\ For family units with more than eight members, add $4,813 for each additional member in a family.
\iii\ For family units with more than eight members, add $4,425 for each additional member in a family.


Victor M. Fortuno,
Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate 
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 02-4420 Filed 2-22-02; 8:45 am]
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