The Online Resource for Massachusetts Poverty Law Advocates

FPL & more shut down info

The 2019 Federal Poverty Levels have been released by HHS but publication in the federal register has apparently been delayed by the shut down. For comparison, 100% FPL for one person will go from $12,140 to $12,490 when the new income levels take effect.
 
MassHealth will implement the 2019 poverty levels March 1 & MLRI will update our Table of MassHealth Upper Income Limits at that time too.
 
Remember the Connector will continue using the 2018 poverty levels to determine eligibility for coverage throughout calendar year 2019. It will not begin to use the 2019 FPLs until open enrollment for 2020. 
 
Meanwhile you can see the 2019 poverty levels here
 
For more info on the federal government shutdown, MLRI has compiled information about what is happening to low income residents who receive or are applying for food assistance, health care, cash assistance benefits, unemployment insurance or housing posted here: 

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