What is FPL ? 何謂聯邦貧窮線 ?
Federal Poverty Level (FPL) is issued by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in late January of each year. Many public programs use it to determine the eligibility of applicants. Incomes vary by family size. In addition, there is one set of figures for the 48 contiguous states and D.C.; one set for Alaska; and one set for Hawaii.
由聯邦機構Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 在每年約一月時, 根據物價指數等各項數據, 依家庭人數為單位, 所公布的所得數字. 作為許多公共政策的審核標準. 全美除阿拉斯加及夏威夷兩州有其自己的標準外, 其他48州及DC特區都使用同一標準.