Federal Poverty Line (FPL) and Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL)


Persons in the
family/household
including applicant
Federal Poverty
Line (FPL) for Annual Incomes
Applicable Date
02/01/2021 1
Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) for Annual Incomes
Applicable Date 04/09/2021 2
70% of LLSIL 100% of LLSIL
A-Metro B-Non-Metro A-Metro B-Non-Metro
1$12,880 $10,079 $9,654 $14,398 $13,792
2$17,420 $16,521 $15,808 $23,601 $22,583
3$21,960 $22,676 $21,704 $32,394 $31,006
4$26,500 $27,994 $26,792 $39,991 $38,274
5$31,040 $33,033 $31,624 $47,190 $45,177
6$35,580 $38,639 $36,982 $55,199 $52,832
7$40,120 $44,245 $42,340 $63,208 $60,487
8$44,660 $49,851 $47,698 $71,217 $68,142
For each additional person$4,540$5,606$5,358$8,009$7,655

Note: DOL issued new LLSIL numbers on April 9, 2021, but DWD-DET has not yet updated the LLSIL numbers used by the ESS Calculator

The following counties are considered "Metro" for the purposes of LLSIL:

  • Brown County
  • Calumet County
  • Chippewa County
  • Columbia County
  • Dane County
  • Douglas County
  • Eau Claire County
  • Fond du Lac County
  • Green County
  • Iowa County
  • Kenosha County
  • Kewaunee County
  • La Crosse County
  • Marathon County
  • Milwaukee County
  • Oconto County
  • Outagamie County
  • Ozaukee County
  • Pierce County
  • Racine County
  • Rock County
  • Sheboygan County
  • St. Croix County
  • Washington County
  • Waukesha County
  • Winnebago County

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