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The United States government has developed poverty guidelines and thresholds that are used to determine if a family is considered "low income" for various purposes. Families who have an annual income that falls beneath t... More »

Medicaid provides many low-income families with dental coverage. While coverage from Medicaid plans varies from state to state, most states provide dental coverage as of 2014. More »

There are many organizations, including Toys For Tots and the Salvation Army, that provide Christmas programs for needy families. These programs provide Christmas gifts for children, food for a holiday meal and more and ... More »

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website includes charts and links to other resources related to the agency's 2015 poverty guidelines. The site offers separate charts for Alaska and Hawaii, which have hig... More »

The Department of Health and Human Services issues poverty guidelines that establish income limits for certain governmental programs. With input from census statistics, DHHS and the Federal Register treat poverty thresho... More »

Alaska and Hawaii have the highest poverty guidelines in 2015, while the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia all have the same poverty guidelines, as determined by the federal government. This is sometimes ... More »

The federal poverty guidelines for 2014 are $23,850 for a family of four or $11,670 for a single person. For a couple or two people in the household the poverty guideline is $15,730. Alaska and Hawaii have different guid... More »