poverty level


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poverty level

The relative standard of living of individuals or families who have inadequate funds to afford basic needs, such as shelter, food, clothing, or health care.
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However, students in large schools, across all poverty levels, tended to have access to more advanced courses than students in small schools.
The poverty level therefore remained at e1/48,698 in annual income for one person, and e1/413,047 for two persons, while those who receive 20 per cent over the poverty level (up to e1/410,324 for one person and e1/415.486 for two) are also entitled to a low-income pension allowance.
Next in Punjab poverty ranking are Bahawalpur, Bhalwalnagar, Jhang, and Lodhran with a poverty level of 34.77, 33.22, 31.10 and 30.11 percent respectively.
El Nino and La Nina, which are represented by changes in average temperature and precipitation, do not significantly affect food prices and, ultimately, poverty levels.
The other subsidy, the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidy, helps people with income from 138% of the federal poverty level (or 100% of the federal poverty level) to 250% of the federal poverty level pay health plan deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance amounts.
Census Bureau report published last fall also indicated that in 2015, about 13.5 percent of people - or 43.1 million Americans - lived under the poverty level. That's a drop of 1.2 percentage points since 2014.
'As of mid-2016, 10.4 million individuals had private insurance policies through the exchanges, of whom 84% had incomes below 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and received premium tax credits," they noted.
About 20 percent of the people in that near-poor income category are in fair or poor health, compared with just 8 percent of people with incomes over 138 percent of the federal poverty level, the analysts say.
Overall, the incidence of flu-related hospitalizations was approximately 21 per 100,000 person-years in high-poverty areas, compared with approximately 11 per 100,000 person-years in census areas where less than 5% of the population lived below the poverty level. The data were consistent across all age groups and ethnicities.
The poverty level metric was developed during 1963-1964 by Mollie Orshansky, an economist with the Social Security Administration.
To be eligible for the Lifeline program, potential subscribers must take part in a federal assistance program such as Medicaid or Food Stamps, or earn no more than 135 percent of the federal poverty level. Life Wireless customers receive a basic mobile handset with voicemail, text messaging, call waiting, and other features.
If you have a very low income (below 150% of the poverty level for your family size), your required payment is $0 says Asher.

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