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Eligibility Scales for 2008-09

Income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals or free milk in Child Nutrition Programs.

Income Eligibility Guidelines
for Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk
in Child Nutrition Programs

Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, participants from households with incomes at or below the following levels may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals or free milk.

Note: The new income calculations are based on annual figures and the following formulas: Monthly = annual income divided by 12; Twice Per Month = annual income divided by 24; Every Two Weeks = annual income divided by 26; and Weekly = annual income divided by 52. All dollar amounts are rounded up to the next whole dollar.

Free Eligibility Scale
Meals, Snacks, and Milk

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

  Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

$13,520

$1,127

$564

$520

$260

2

$18,200

$1,517

$759

$700

$350

3

$22,880

$1,907

$954

$880

$440

4

$27,560

$2,297

$1,149

$1,060

$530

5

$32,240

$2,687

$1,344

$1,240

$620

6

$36,920

$3,077

$1,539

$1,420

$710

7

$41,600

$3,467

$1,734

$1,600

$800

8

$46,280

$3,857

$1,929

$1,780

$890

For each additional family member, add:

+ $4,680

+ $390

+ $195

+ $180

+ $90

Reduced-Price Eligibility Scale
Meals and Snacks

Household Size

Annual

Monthly

Twice Per Month

  Every Two Weeks

Weekly

1

 $19,240

$1,604

$802

$740

$370

2

$25,900

$2,159

$1,080

$997

$499

3

$32,560

$2,714

$1,357

$1,253

$627

4

$39,220

$3,269

$1,635

$1,509

$755

5

$45,880

$3,824

$1,912

$1,765

$883

6

$52,540

$4,379

$2,190

$2,021

$1,011

7

$59,200

$4,934

$2,467

$2,277

$1,139

8

$65,860

$5,489

$2,745

$2,534

$1,267

For each additional family member, add:

+ $6,660

+ $555

+ $278

+$257

+ $129

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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