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2016 Poverty Level Guidelines Annual Income Figures

These guidelines are used by electric, gas, and water utilities to measure a customer’s eligibility for low-income programs and assistance. They are also used by utilities to determine the level of income that corresponds to the Wisconsin Administrative Code requirements for requesting deposits and negotiating deferred payment agreements with residential customers. Additionally, the guidelines may be used by electric and gas utilities to calculate the income condition provided in the Wis. Admin. Code related to requesting Commission approval of a cold weather disconnection plan.

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      Deposit Income Guidelines Winter Shut-off Income Guidelines
No. in Home 100% of Poverty 150% of Poverty 200% of Poverty 250% of Poverty
1
$11,880
$17,820
$23,760
$29,700
2
$16,020
$24,030
$32,040
$40,050
3
$20,160
$30,240
$40,320
$50400
4
$24,300
$36,450
$48,600
$60,750
5
$28,440
$42,660
$56,880
$71,100
6
$32,580
$48,870
$65,160
$81,450
7
$36,730
$55,095
$73,460
$91,825
8
$40,890
$61,335
$81,780
$102,225
  For each additional household member, add $4,160 per year For each additional household member, add $6,240 per year For each additional household member, add $8,320 per year For each additional household member, add $10,400 per year
  Income figures are based on information published in the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 15, pp.4036-4037, January 25, 2016.

Many answers to questions regarding this topic can also be found on the State of Wisconsin's Energy Services web site.

For further information, please contact Kristy Nieto at (608) 261-9419 (e-mail: Kristy.Nieto@wisconsin.gov).