Income Guide

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The Department of Public Instruction has provided these charts as Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced Meals from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Free Meals—130 percent
Household SizeYearlyMonthlyWeekly
1$15,678$1,307$302
2$21,112$1,760$406
3$26,546$2,213$511
4$31,980$2,665$615
5$37,414$3,118$720
6$42,848$3,571$824
7$48,282$4,024$929
8$53,716$4,477$1,033
For each additional family member, add$5,434$453$105
Reduced Price Meal—185 percent
Household SizeYearlyMonthlyWeekly
1$22,311$1,860$430
2$30,044$2,504$578
3$37,777$3,149$727
4$45,510$3,793$876
5$53,243$4,437$1,024
6$60,976$5,082$1,173
7$68,709$5,726$1,322
8$76,442$6,371$1,471
For each additional family member, add$7,733$645$149

NOTE: Do not allow hardship deductions from the above.

Reminds:

  • Multiply income that is received every 2 weeks (biweekly) by 26 to arrive at annual income
  • Multiply weekly income by 52 to arrive at annual income
  • Gross or total income must be used in determining eligibility for wage earners
  • A net loss from a business or farm may not be used to offset other income
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