When will the 2010 poverty guidelines be published?

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2010 Poverty Guidelines

August 2nd Revision: The 2010 Poverty Guidelines will be published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2010. Finally! Here they are: Poverty Guidelines for the Remainder of 2010.


April 28th Revision: According to the Department of Health and Human Services website, Congress has taken action to keep the 2009 poverty guidelines in effect until at least May 31, 2010. As soon as revised 2010 poverty guidelines are announced, I will publish the guidelines on Plannovation.

For more information, see Why the 2010 Poverty Guidelines will not be revised until at least March 1, 2010.


March 5th Revision: According to the Department of Health and Human Services website, Congress has taken action to keep the 2009 poverty guidelinesin effect until at least March 31, 2010. As soon as revised 2010 poverty guidelines are announced, I will publish the guidelines on Plannovation.


January 20th Revision:Congress has taken action to keep the 2009 HHS poverty guidelines in effect at least until March 1, 2010.


Original Post on January 6th: The 2010 poverty guidelines are likely to be published/released during the last 2 weeks of January 2010.  The federal poverty guidelines are announced every year in the Federal Register, which is published every business day.

Once the 2010 poverty guidelines are published in the Federal Register, you should be able to find a 2010 poverty guidelines chart on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty page.

Why do I say that the 2010 federal poverty guidelines will be published/released in the last 2 weeks of January 2010?

Since 2006, the HHS poverty guidelines have been released in the second to last week of January.  See the Dates of Federal Poverty Guidelines chart below.

With the economic turmoil of 2009, I’m interested to know what the poverty guidelines will be for 2010.  If you have any guesses, leave me a comment.

Publication Dates of Federal Poverty Guidelines
Year Date Citation
2009 January 23, 2009 Vol. 74, No. 14, pp.4199-4201
2008 January 23, 2008 Vol. 73, No. 15, pp.3971-3972
2007 January 24, 2007 Vol. 72, No. 15, pp.3147-3148
2006 January 24, 2006 Vol. 71, No. 15, pp.3848-3849
2005 February 18, 2005 Vol. 70, No. 33, pp.8373-8375
2004 February 13, 2004 Vol. 69, No. 30, pp.7336-7338
2003 February 7, 2003 Vol. 68, No. 26, pp.6456-6458
2002 February 14, 2002 Vol. 67, No. 31, pp.6931-6933
2001 February 16, 2001 Vol. 66, No. 33, pp.10695-10697
2000 February 15, 2000 Vol. 65, No. 31, pp.7555-7557
1999 March 18, 1999 Vol. 64, No. 52, pp.13428-13430



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20 Responses to When will the 2010 poverty guidelines be published?

  1. Tammy Stanley April 5, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    March 1st and 31st has come and gone. When now?

  2. Kristen Carney April 5, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Tammy,
    No new information has come out about the poverty guidelines per the US Department of Health and Human Services. I’ll be sure and update the blog as soon as new information becomes available.

    Kristen

  3. Jessica April 14, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    I guess there is still no updates?

  4. Tony Jordan April 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Any idea when the 2010 federal poverty guidelines will be published? March 1st and 31st have come and gone.
    Thanks,

  5. Kristen Carney April 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    Jessica,
    No new information yet. I’ll update the blog as soon as new information becomes available.
    Kristen

  6. Kristen Carney April 14, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    Tony,
    No new information yet. I’ll update the blog as soon as new information becomes available.
    Kristen

  7. Jessica April 28, 2010 at 7:43 am #

    New: Extention goes now until May 31st, 2010.

  8. Kristen Carney April 28, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Jessica,
    Thanks for the comment!
    Kristen

  9. CARLA June 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    May 31st has come and gone. There are many Social Service Agencies that need the 2010 guidelines in order to help so many more people. Half the year is almost gone.
    Who do we need to “light a fire under” – so to speak – to get the new guidelines published?
    Can we write/call/e-mail the powers to be to convince them how important these guidelines are needed?

  10. Kristen Carney June 4, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    Carla,
    Congress and President are the groups that are extending the 2009 poverty guidelines. You can contact your local representatives here: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

    If Congress passes updated poverty guidelines for 2010 AND the formula for calculating those guidelines remains the same as in the past, fewer people will be eligible for social services. We seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place.

    Kristen

  11. Mike June 28, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    Its Now going on July 2010, have the 2010 poverty guidelinge been published yet? First it was Jan, then March, then May ….now when??

    Thanks

  12. Kristen Carney June 28, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Mike,
    I feel your frustration! No news yet on when the guidelines when will be updated for 2010. I’ll keep checking and update the blog as soon as I hear something new.

    Kristen

  13. Shelly August 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    I realize that you can only let us know what you have been informed. My concern is that there are not updated guidelines.

  14. Kristen Carney August 3, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Shelly,
    I hear you. For 2010, the federal poverty guidelines will not be updated–they will remain the same as the 2009 poverty guidelines. It’s an unusual year.
    Kristen

  15. Elizabeth September 12, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    Will they be updated and raised next January like they normally are?

  16. Kristen Carney September 13, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Elizabeth,
    That is a great question. I’ll put it on my todo list to write a blog post to address it. It’s too long of a response for a comment!

    Kristen

  17. Elizabeth September 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    Thanks for the response! Sorry if this sounds ignorant but will the blog post be on this page or is there somewhere else it will go to when you get a chance to write it? Thanks!

  18. Kristen Carney September 20, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    Elizabeth,
    No, that’s a good question. I’ll write a separate blog post on the topic of 2011 poverty guidelines. I’ll try to remember to respond here saying “the post is finished” so that you’ll be notified that the 2011 poverty guideline post is ready.

    Cheers.
    Kristen

  19. Jim November 3, 2010 at 12:58 am #

    Still no updates on if they’ll go up? We’re like $100 a year over much needed assistance and really would love to know.

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