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Federal Poverty Guidelines

Court Fees & Fee Waivers

The Federal Poverty Guidelines are used to calculate whether you qualify for legal aid, public benefits, and other services.

If you want to qualify for some programs, such as free legal aid and public benefits, you might need a household income lower than a certain percentage of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These guidelines depend on how much money your household makes before taxes, and how many people live in your house. You can find out if your household qualifies by checking out these charts, based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal poverty guidelines.

100% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of people in your household (include yourself)

100% of Poverty Guidelines
Yearly Income

100% of Poverty Guidelines
Monthly Income

100% of Poverty Guidelines
Weekly Income

1

$15,060

$1,255

$290

2

$20,440

$1,703

$393

3

$25,820

$2,152

$497

4

$31,200

$2,600

$600

5

$36,580

$3,048

$703

6

$41,960

$3,497

$807

7

$47,340

$3,945

$910

8

$52,720

$4,393

$1,014

More than 8

Add $5,380
for each additional person

Add $448 for each additional person

Add $103 for each additional person

125% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of people in your household (include yourself)

125% of Poverty Guidelines
Yearly Income

125% of Poverty Guidelines
Monthly Income

125% of Poverty Guidelines
Weekly Income

1

$18,825

$1,569

$362

2

$25,550

$2,129

$491

3

$32,275

$2,690

$621

4

$39,000

$3,250

$750

5

$45,725

$3,810

$879

6

$52,450

$4,370

$1,009

7

$59,175

$4,931

$1,138

8

$65,900

$5,491

$1,267

More than 8

Add $6,725
for each additional person

Add $560 for each additional person

Add $129 for each additional person

187.5% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of people in your household (include yourself)

187.5% of Poverty Guidelines
Yearly Income

187.5% of Poverty Guidelines
Monthly Income

187.5% of Poverty Guidelines
Weekly Income

1

$28,338

$2,353

$543

2

$38,325

$3,193

$737

3

$48,413

$4,034

$931

4

$58,500

$4,875

$1,125

5

$68,588

$5,716

$1,319

6

$78,675

$6,556

$1,522

7

$88,763

$7,397

$1,707

8

$98,850

$8,238

$1,901

More than 8

Add $10,088
for each additional person

Add $841 for each additional person

Add $194 for each additional person

200% of the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of people in your household (include yourself)

200% of Poverty Guidelines
Yearly Income

200% of Poverty Guidelines
Monthly Income

200% of Poverty Guidelines
Weekly Income

1

$30,120

$2,510

$579

2

$40,880

$3,407

$786

3

$51,640

$4,303

$993

4

$62,400

$5,200

$1,200

5

$73,160

$6,097

$1,407

6

$83,920

$6,993

$1,614

7

$94,680

$7,890

$1,821

8

$105,440

$8,787

$2,029

More than 8

Add $10,760
for each additional person

Add $897 for each additional person

Add $207 for each additional person

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    Guided version. Use to ask a court to waive court costs, appeal bonds, or cash deposits; based on your inability to pay.
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    Use to ask a court to waive court costs, appeal bonds, or cash deposits; based on your inability to pay.