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When are the poverty guidelines published and when do they become effective?

The poverty guidelines may be used as soon as they are published in the Federal Register each year — usually in late January — unless a program has chosen to make them effective at a later date.

To determine when the poverty guidelines are effective for a particular program, one must contact the office or organization that administers that program.


Posted in: HHS Administrative
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Content last reviewed on January 20, 2012