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Poverty level guidelines 2002

Poverty level guidelines 2002

Old Oct 13th 2002, 10:39 am
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ScarlettHill
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Default Poverty level guidelines 2002

OK. I've had several private inquiries about the poverty guidelines. I'm no expert. Just a K1 applicant working their way through the process. So I thought it was safer to post this answer in public so others can shout if they think anything here is inaccurate.

The simple answer to what is 125% above the poverty guideline (financial support requirement) is $14,925 - as long as you have no dependants and don't live in either Hawaii or Alaska.

I've done a bit of research as this question seems to come up a lot. The following figures are from
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/02poverty.htm

Note these are the guidelines themselves. For the I-134 you have to prove you have access to 125% ABOVE the figure so I've calculated that and put the figure in brackets underneath the official guideline figure. The figure in brackets is NOT from the website and I am not a mathematician - do check these calculations. I've rounded figures UP to the nearest dollar.

The size of your family unit is you, your fiancé or spouse, and any dependants that either of you have. Hope this is of some help.

2002 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Size of
Family Unit-----48 Contiguous
-----------------States and D.C.----Alaska-----Hawaii

1----------------$ 8,860-------------$11,080---$10,200
------------------(11,075)-----------(13,850)---(12,750)

2-----------------11,940-------------14,930-----13,740
-------------------(14,925)-----------(18,663)---(17,175)

3------------------15,020-------------18,780-----17,280
-------------------(18,775)-----------(23,475)----(21,600)

4------------------18,100-------------22,630------20,820
--------------------(22,625)-----------(28,288)----(26,025)

5-------------------21,180-------------26,480------24,360
--------------------(26,475)------------(33,100)----(30,450)

6--------------------24,260-------------30,330------27,900
---------------------(30,325)-----------(37,913)----(34,875)

7-------------------27,340--------------34,180------31,440
--------------------(34,175)------------(42,725)----(39,300)

8-------------------30,420--------------38,030------34,980
--------------------(38,025)------------(47,538)----(43,725)

For each additional
person, add--------3,080---------------3,850--------3,540
---------------------(3,850)-----------(4,813)------(4,425)

If this table looks confusing with your newsreader you might need to view it at the british expats forum.

This is correct to the best of my knowledge. But if anyone has 10 mins to spare and a calculator could you check those calculations for me - I don't want to lead anyone astray by a stupid mistake. If anyone finds a mistake, or misinformation in this post, shout and I'll delete this and repost a corrected version.

Hope it helps.

Regards
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Scarlett
 
Old Oct 23rd 2002, 4:21 am
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Default Re: Poverty level guidelines 2002

In article , ScarlettGarrett
writes
    >Note these are the guidelines themselves. For the I-134 you have to
    >prove you have access to 125% ABOVE

either say 125% OF or say 25% ABOVE

    > the figure so I've calculated that
    > and put the figure in brackets underneath the official guideline figure.
    > The figure in brackets is NOT from the website and I am not a
    > mathematician - do check these calculations. I've rounded figures UP to
    > the nearest dollar.
    >If this table looks confusing with your newsreader you might need to
    >view it at the british expats forum.
    >This is correct to the best of my knowledge. But if anyone has 10 mins
    >to spare and a calculator could you check those calculations for me - I
    >don't want to lead anyone astray by a stupid mistake. If anyone finds a
    >mistake, or misinformation in this post, shout and I'll delete this and
    >repost a corrected version.



The above INS site gives the official figures (including the 25% uplift)
as well as useful information on Affidavits of Support for a Relative.

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