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Poverty Level Guidelines Annual Income Figures 2014

This information is used by electric and gas utilities as one measurement of a customerís eligibility for low-income programs and assistance. It is also used by electric, gas, and water utilities to determine the level of income that corresponds to the Public Service Commission Administrative Code requirements for requesting deposits from residential customers, and by electric and gas utilities for determining the level of household income that corresponds to the condition set forth in the Administrative Code for disconnection of service during cold weather.

      Deposit Income Guidelines Winter Shut-off Income Guidelines
No. in Home 100% of Poverty 150% of Poverty 200% of Poverty 250% of Poverty
1
$11,670
$17,505
$23,340
$29,175
2
$15,730
$23,595
$31,460
$39,325
3
$19,790
$29,685
$39,580
$49,475
4
$23,850
$35,775
$47,700
$59,625
5
$27,910
$41,865
$55,820
$69,775
6
$31,970
$47,955
$63,940
$79,925
7
$36,030
$54,045
$72,060
$90,075
8
$40,090
$60,135
$80,180
$100,225
  For each additional household member, add $4,060 per year For each additional household member, add $6,090 per year For each additional household member, add $8,120 per year For each additional household member, add $10,150 per year
  Income figures are based on information published in the Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 14, pp. 3593-3594, January 22, 2014.

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 Tracy Midelfort at (608) 267-1476 (e-mail: Tracy.Midelfort@wisconsin.gov).