[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7679-7680]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02325]


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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.

DATES: Effective date: This rule is effective as of February 4, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kara Ward, Assistant General Counsel, 
Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K St. NW., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 
295-1596; karaward@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(c) 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 Federal Poverty Guidelines. The figures for 2013 set out below are 
equivalent to 125 percent (125%) of the current Federal Poverty 
Guidelines as published on January 24, 2013 (78 FR 5182).
    In addition, LSC is publishing charts listing income levels that 
are two hundred percent (200%) of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These 
charts are for reference purposes only as an aid to grant recipients in 
assessing the financial eligibility of an applicant whose income is 
greater than 125 percent (125%) of the applicable Federal Poverty 
Guidelines amount, but less than 200 percent (200%) of the applicable 
Federal Poverty Guidelines amount (and who may be found to be 
financially eligible under duly adopted exceptions to the annual income 
ceiling in accordance with sections 1611.3, 1611.4 and 1611.5).

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: 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).

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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

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                               Legal Services Corporation 2013 Income Guidelines *
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                                                                  48 Contiguous
                                                                 States and the
                       Size of household                           District of        Alaska          Hawaii
                                                                    Columbia
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1.............................................................           $14,363         $17,938         $16,538
2.............................................................            19,388          24,225          22,313
3.............................................................            24,413          30,513          28,088
4.............................................................            29,438          36,800          33,863
5.............................................................            34,463          43,088          39,638
6.............................................................            39,488          49,375          45,413
7.............................................................            44,513          55,663          51,188
8.............................................................            49,538          61,950          56,963
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8,                5,025           6,288           5,775
 add:.........................................................
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* The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by household size as determined by the
  Department of Health and Human Services.


                            Reference Chart--200% of DHHS 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.............................................................            22,980         $28,700         $26,460
2.............................................................            31,020          38,760          35,700
3.............................................................            39,060          48,820          44,940
4.............................................................            47,100          58,880          54,180
5.............................................................            55,140          68,940          63,420
6.............................................................            63,180          79,000          72,660
7.............................................................            71,220          89,060          81,900
8.............................................................            79,260          99,120          91,140
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8,                8,040          10,060           9,240
 add:.........................................................
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    Dated: January 29, 2013.
Victor M. Fortuno,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-02325 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]
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