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Federal Poverty Guidelines

A number of assistance programs are available to help income-eligible Ohioans pay their utility bills.  Eligibility typically is based on total household income as a percentage of the federal poverty guidelines. Below are several of the limits commonly used.

175% of the 2013-2014 federal poverty guidelines (used for HEAP)

Size of Household

Income Limit Yearly

Three Month Income

1-Person

$20,107.50

$5,026.88

2-Person

$27,142.50

$6,785.63

3-Person

$34,177.50

$8,544.38

4-Person

$41,212.50

 $10,303.13

5-Person

$48,247.50

 $12,061.88

6-Person

$55,285.50

 $13,820.63

 

For households with more than six members, add $7,035 per member for twelve months or $1,758.75 for three months. 

150% of the 2013-2014 federal poverty guidelines (used for PIPP Plus)

Size of Household

Income Limit Yearly

Three Month Income

1-Person

$17,235

$4,308.75

2-Person

$23,265

$5,618.25

3-Person

$29,295

$7,323.75

4-Person

$35,325

$8,813.25

5-Person

$41,355

$10,338.75

6-Person

$47,385

$11,846.25

 

For households with more than six members, add $6,030 per member for twelve months or $1,507.50 for three months.