Income Guidelines


Maryland Legal Aid’s services are free for financially eligible individuals which is based on income and assets available to the household. Household income must be below 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines. Review the guidelines below to determine if you qualify.

2019 LSC Income Guidelines

125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $300 $600 $1,301 $15,613
2 $406 $813 $1,761 $21,138
3 $512 $1,025 $2,221 $26,663
4 $619 $1,238 $2,682 $32,188
5 $725 $1,450 $3,142 $37,713
6 $831 $1,663 $3,603 $43,238
7 $937 $1,875 $4,063 $48,763
8 $1,044 $2,088 $4,524 $54,288
For each additional household member add $5,525.

(Updated in February of each year.)

2018-2019 MLSC and 60+ Program Income Guidelines

50% of the Maryland Median Income

Exception is Granted Based Upon Appropriate Factor(s)

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $558 $1,116 $2,420 $29,036
2 $730 $1,460 $3,164 $37,970
3 $902 $1,804 $3,909 $46,904
4 $1,074 $2,147 $4,653 $55,839
5 $1,246 $2,491 $5,398 $64,773
6 $1,417 $2,834 $6,142 $73,707
7 $1,450 $2,899 $6,282 $75,382
8 $1,482 $2,963 $6,421 $77,057
9 $1,514 $3,028 $6,561 $78,732
10 $1,546 $3,092 $6,701 $80,407

(Updated in July of each year.)

2019 Ryan White Income Guidelines

500% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $1,200 $2,401 $5,204 $62,450
2 $1,625 $3,250 $7,041 $84,500
3 $2,050 $4,101 $8,887 $106,650
4 $2,475 $4,951 $10,729 $128,750
5 $2,900 $5,801 $12,570 $150,850
6 $3,325 $6,651 $14,412 $172,950
7 $3,750 $7,501 $16,254 $195,050
8 $4,175 $8,351 $18,095 $217,150
For each additional household member add $22,100.

(Updated in February of each year.) More information about the Ryan White Progam.