For the continental United States, the federal poverty level rose slightly from the last year to $11,670 for a single person. That is 1.6 percent higher than in 2013. A family of four this year will be considered impoverished if it earns $23,850 or less.The 2014 poverty level is slightly higher in Hawaii — $13,420 for a single person and $27,430 for a family of four — and in Alaska, where the level is $14,580 for one person and $29,820 for a family of four.
The government said the increase in the federal poverty level was due to a 1.5 percent price increase between 2012 and 2013. Further adjustments were made to standardize the differences between family sizes.
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