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[Federal Register: January 22, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 14)]
[Notices]
[Page 3734-3735]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the Secretary

2009 HHS Poverty Guidelines Extended Until March 1, 2010

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises that, pursuant to section 1012 of the
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, the 2009 Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines will remain in
effect until updated 2010 poverty guidelines are published, which shall
not take place before March 1, 2010.

DATES:  Effective Date: Date of publication.

ADDRESSES: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and
Evaluation, Room 404E, Humphrey Building, Department of Health and
Human Services, Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about how the
guidelines are used or how income is defined in a particular program,
contact the Federal, State, or local office that is responsible for
that program. For information about poverty figures for immigration
forms, the Hill-Burton Uncompensated Services Program, and the number
of people in poverty, use the specific telephone numbers and addresses
given below.
    For general questions about the poverty guidelines themselves,
contact Gordon Fisher, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and
Evaluation, Room 404E, Humphrey Building, Department of Health and
Human Services, Washington, DC 20201--telephone: (202) 690-7507--or
visit http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/.
    For information about the percentage multiple of the poverty
guidelines to be used on immigration forms such as USCIS Form I-864,
Affidavit of Support, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
at 1-800-375-5283.
    For information about the Hill-Burton Uncompensated Services
Program (free or reduced-fee health care services at certain hospitals
and other facilities for persons meeting eligibility criteria involving
the poverty guidelines), contact the Office of the Director, Division
of Facilities Compliance and Recovery, Health Resources and Services
Administration, HHS, Room 10-105, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, Maryland 20857. To speak to a staff member, please call
(301) 443-5656. To receive a Hill-Burton information package, call 1-
800-638-0742 (for callers outside Maryland) or 1-800-492-0359 (for
callers in Maryland). You also may visit
http://www.hrsa.gov/hillburton/default.htm.
    For information about the number of people in poverty, visit the
Poverty section of the Census Bureau's Web site at
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/poverty.html or contact the Census
Bureau's Demographic Call Center Staff at (301) 763-2422 or 1-866-758-
1060 (toll-free).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under authority of section 1012 of the
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-118), the
HHS poverty guidelines that were published in the Federal Register (74
FR 4199) on January 23, 2009, shall remain in effect until the
Secretary of Health and Human Services publishes updated poverty
guidelines for 2010, which shall not take place before March 1, 2010.
The 2009 poverty guideline figures which shall remain in effect are
given below.

2009 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of
                                Columbia
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                  Persons in family                    Poverty guideline
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1....................................................            $10,830
2....................................................             14,570
3....................................................             18,310
4....................................................             22,050
5....................................................             25,790
6....................................................             29,530
7....................................................             33,270
8....................................................             37,010
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    For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,740 for each
additional person.

                   2009 Poverty Guidelines for Alaska
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                  Persons in family                    Poverty guideline
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1....................................................            $13,530
2....................................................             18,210
3....................................................             22,890
4....................................................             27,570
5....................................................             32,250
6....................................................             36,930
7....................................................             41,610
8....................................................             46,290
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    For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,680 for each
additional person.

                   2009 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
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                  Persons in family                    Poverty guideline
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1....................................................            $12,460
2....................................................             16,760
3....................................................             21,060
4....................................................             25,360
5....................................................             29,660
6....................................................             33,960
7....................................................             38,260
8....................................................             42,560
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    For families with more than 8 persons, add $4,300 for each
additional person.

    Dated: January 19, 2010.
Kathleen Sebelius,
Secretary of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. 2010-1234 Filed 1-21-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4151-05-P


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