[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 24 (Wednesday, February 5, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6836-6837]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02299]


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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 issued 
by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

DATES: Effective: February 5, 2014.

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 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. 45 CFR 1611.3(c). Since 1982, 
the DHHS has been responsible for updating and issuing the Federal 
Poverty Guidelines. The figures for 2014 set out below are equivalent 
to 125 percent (125%) of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines as 
published on January 22, 2014 (79 FR 3593).
    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 exception to the annual income 
ceiling in accordance with Sec. Sec.  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:

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PART 1611--ELIGIBILITY

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1. Revise the authority citation for part 1611 to read as follows:

    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2996e(b)(1), 2996e(b)(3), 2996f(a)(1), 
2996f(a)(2), 2996g(e); Section 509(h) of Pub. L. 104-134, 110 Stat. 
1321 (1996); Pub. L. 105-119, 11 Stat. 2512 (1998).


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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 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...............................................................         $14,588         $18,225         $16,775
2...............................................................          19,663          24,575          22,613
3...............................................................          24,738          30,925          28,450
4...............................................................          29,813          37,275          34,288
5...............................................................          34,888          43,625          40,125
6...............................................................          39,963          49,975          45,963
7...............................................................          45,038          56,325          51,800
8...............................................................          50,113          62,675          57,638
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add:           5,075           6,350           5,838
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* The figures in this table represent 125% of the poverty guidelines by household size as determined by DHHS.


                            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...............................................................         $23,340         $29,160         $26,840
2...............................................................          31,460          39,320          36,180
3...............................................................          39,580          49,480          45,520
4...............................................................          47,700          59,640          54,860
5...............................................................          55,820          69,800          64,200
6...............................................................          63,940          79,960          73,540
7...............................................................          72,060          90,120          82,880
8...............................................................          80,180         100,280          92,220
For each additional member of the household in excess of 8, add:           8,120          10,160           9,340
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    Dated: January 29, 2014.
Stefanie K. Davis,
Assistant General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2014-02299 Filed 2-4-14; 8:45 am]
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