Many programs and services are offered to citizens based on their household income. The Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is the standard typically used. Some programs only serve the very poor (100% FPL), others serve families at higher income levels (150%, 185% or 200% FPL). A family is considered as a child or children and the natural or adoptive parents residing together in a household.
Below are the guideline tables. They change in April of each year.
For each additional member add $60 to the monthly income amount.
185% Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Women, Infants & Children (WIC Program)
Click here to learn about our WIC Program and WIC Income Guidelines
Persons who receive Medicaid of Food Stamp benefits automatically meet the income requirements for the WIC Program
200% FPL (KCHIP)
For each additional family member add: $660
For more information on income guidelines, especially related to Medicaid services, visit the KY Medicaid website.