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DATE March 8, 2002
DIRECTIVE OLDER WORKER BULLETIN 02-05
TO ALL SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) GRANTEES
SUBJECT Revised Income Eligibility Levels


  1. PURPOSE:         To issue the revised income eligibility levels for the Senior Community Service Employment Program.


  2. BACKGROUND:         The Department of Health and Human Services published the updated Federal Poverty Income Guidelines on February 14, 2002. These guidelines provide the basis for determining the income eligibility of SCSEP applicants and enrollees after being multiplied by 125 percent to convert poverty to “low-income” as defined at Section 516 (2) of the Older Americans Act (OAA). These guidelines also apply to eligibility determinations made for OAA Section 502 (e) projects.

  3. DIRECTIVE:         The poverty income guidelines found in the attachment are effective from the date they were published in the Federal Register, February 14, 2002. Grantees may establish this effective date for program operations or some later date as determined by the grantee, but not later than June 30, 2002. Grantees must use poverty and low-income levels when making eligibility determinations and when preparing the SCESP Quarterly Progress Report.

  4. RECISION:         Older Worker Bulletin No. 01-05

  5. .INQUIRIES:         Questions should be directed to your Federal Representative at (202) 693-3842.

ATTACHMENT Federal Poverty Income Guidelines


___________________________
ERICH W. ("RIC") LARISCH
Chief
Division of Older Worker Programs
___________________________
SHIRLEY M. SMITH
Administrator
Office of Adult Services


TDNO: Drichardson/2-27-02/N5636
s:/ostp/dowp/bulletins.02/02-05
ATTACHMENT        

2002 Poverty Guidelines and 125 percent of the poverty guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
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                                                               Poverty                             125 percent of the Poverty Guideline
Size of family unit                                    Guideline
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1.......................................................... $8,860                                    $ 11,075
2.......................................................... 11,940                                       14,925
3.......................................................... 15,020                                       18,775
4.......................................................... 18,100                                       22,625
5.......................................................... 21,180                                       26,475
6.......................................................... 24,260                                       30,325
7.......................................................... 27,340                                       34,175
8.......................................................... 30,420                                       38,025
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For family units with more than 8 members, add $3,080 for each additional member and for 125 percent add $3850. (The same increment applies to smaller family sizes also, as can be seen in the figures above.)

2002 Poverty Guidelines for Alaska
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                                                               Poverty                             125 percent of the Poverty Guideline
Size of family unit                                    Guideline
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1.......................................................... $11,080                                  $13,850
2.......................................................... 14,930                                    18,665
3.......................................................... 18,780                                    23,475
4.......................................................... 22,630                                    28,290
5.......................................................... 26,480                                    33,100
6.......................................................... 30,330                                    37,915
7.......................................................... 34,180                                    42,725
8.......................................................... 38,030                                    47,540
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For family units with more than 8 members, add $3,850 for each additional member and for
125 percent add $4,815. (The same increment applies to smaller family sizes also, as can be seen
in the figures above.)

2002 Poverty Guidelines for Hawaii
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                                                               Poverty                             125 percent of the Poverty Guideline
Size of family unit                                    Guideline
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1.......................................................... $10,200                                  $12,750
2.......................................................... 13,740                                    17,175
3.......................................................... 17,280                                    21,600
4.......................................................... 20,820                                    26,025
5 ......................................................... 24,360                                    30,750
6.......................................................... 27,900                                    34,875
7.......................................................... 31,440                                    39,300
8.......................................................... 34,980                                    43,725
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For family units with more than 8 members, add $3,540 for each additional member and for 125 percent $4,425.
(The same increment applies to smaller family sizes also.)
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