The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), updated for 2015, are published in the Federal Register.
DTA uses the FPG to calculate the eligibility standards for the TAFDC and SNAP programs as follows:
- TAFDC: Income from the Parent(s) of a Teen Parent Under Age 18 (200 percent of the poverty guidelines); and
- SNAP: Gross Monthly Categorical Eligibility Income Standards (200 percent of the poverty guidelines).
The TAFDC and SNAP eligibility charts and tables affected by the FPG are posted at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-transitional-assistance. To view the standards, select the Program Eligibility Charts and Tables link under Key Resources.
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