The Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) reflects cost of living increases for the Regions and major metro areas by calculating the percentage change in the most recent Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for an area then applying this calculation to each of the previous year's LLSIL figures.

The LLSIL Guidelines include income charts that are used by state and local workforce investment areas to determine income eligibility for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs for youth and certain adult services, in addition to the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

LLSIL Guidelines include income charts

Year Federal Register Notices Table 4 with Area Names HHS Poverty Levels
2020 Notice Tables 4 and 5 HHS Poverty Levels
2019 Notice Tables 4 and 5 with the Area Names HHS Poverty Guidelines
2018 Notice Tables 4 and 5 with the Area Names HHS Poverty Guidelines
2017 Notice Tables 4 with the Area Names HHS Poverty Guidelines
2016 Notice Tables 4 with the Area Names HHS Poverty Guidelines
2015 HHS Poverty Levels
2014 Notice Table 4 HHS Poverty Guidelines
2013 Notice Table 4a HHS Poverty Guidelines
2012 Notice Table 4a HHS Poverty Guidelines
2011 Notice Table 4a HHS Poverty Levels
2010 Notice Table 4a HHS Poverty Levels
2009 Notice HHS Poverty Levels