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What are the average federal income ranges for low-income assistance programs?

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As of 2015, to qualify for the low income home energy assistance program, a family of two must make a yearly income of $17,655 or less, according to Benefits.gov. A family of three must make a yearly income of $26,100 or less to qualify for the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

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A family of three must make $30,135 or less a year and a family of four must make $36,375 or less to qualify for the energy assistance program. To qualify for the nutrition assistance program, a household must have a gross monthly income that is 130 percent of or below the poverty line, a net income that is at or below the poverty line for their family size and assets must fall below a certain amount. The poverty level is higher for those with more members in the household.

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