poverty level


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poverty level

n.
A minimum income level below which a person is officially considered to lack adequate subsistence and to be living in poverty. Also called poverty line.
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Noun1.poverty level - a level of personal income defining the state of poverty
personal income - the income received by a single individual
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Those individuals who have income at 100-135 percent of the Federal Poverty Level can essentially receive tax credits to offset the entire cost of their insurance.
Poverty level in Kyrgyzstan remains one of critical social problems bringing lots of negative problems for the country's development and society, Economy Minister Temir Sariev said at the High-Level Development Conference on July 10.
com)-- Highway 9 Record's executive producer Brian Johnson today announced that the label has reached an agreement with Marietta, GA-based band Poverty Level to record, market, and distribute the band's original music.
14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans just above the poverty level would get better access to higher quality health care by obtaining insurance in the health insurance exchange than through Medicaid, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).
The Heritage Foundation has released a report on financial problems connected to single parenthood, showing that married couples in the US have a low poverty level (6.
This is the state Medicaid plan, which covers children in families up to 300% of the poverty level.
The Human Development Report reveals that while India ranks slightly above Pakistan in its level of human development - based on life expectancy, schooling and per capita income - its wider poverty level is worse than Pakistans.
Coverage from exchanges will come with a federal subsidy for people earning up to 400% of the poverty level.
The findings revealed that race, poverty level, mother's characteristics, and insurance status, amongst other factors affected the disparities in immunization either positively or negatively.
Currently, only a third of states offer public health insurance programs for parents with income up to 200 percent of the poverty level, which research has demonstrated is the minimum level of income families need to get by.
Another setback for states came last August, when the Bush administration issued a directive that limited the SCHIP eligibility, going forward, of families with incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.
They expressed concern that, after 100 years, the state pension is still significantly below the official poverty level and called on the Government to mark the centenary by raising the state pension to take it above the poverty level, and restore its link with earnings or prices, whichever is the greatest.

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