Federal Benefit Rate – Federal Poverty Level

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Keyed to Social Security cost of living adjustments, the Federal Benefit Rate (FBR) is the maximum amount payable under (and provides an income ceiling for) Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A number of other state and federal benefits are keyed to the FBR, as well.

2013-2014 Federal Benefit Rate

Recipient2013 Unrounded Annual2013 Monthly2014 Unrounded Annual2014 Monthly
Eligible Individual$8,529.32$710$8,657.26$721
Eligible Couple$12,792.55$1,066$12,984.44$1,082
Essential Person$4,274.43$356$4,338.55$361

The Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is up dated periodically, and multiples of the FPL drive numerous federal and state benefits.  Unless otherwise noted, below effective for 2014. See HERE for official version.

2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Size of Family100% of Poverty Level110% of Poverty Level130% of Poverty Level185% of Poverty Level
1$11,670$12,837$15,171$21,590
2$15,730$17,303$20,449$29,101
3$19,790$21,769$25,727$36,612
4$23,850$26,235$31,005$44,123
5$27,910$30,701$36,283$51,634
6$31,970$35,167$41,561$59,145
7$36,030$39,633$46,839$66,656
8$40,090$44,099$52,117$74,167
Each additional family member$4,060$4,466$5,278$7,511