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.

2017 LSC Income Guidelines

125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $290 $579 $1,256 $15,075
2 $390 $780 $1,692 $20,300
3 $491 $981 $2,127 $25,525
4 $591 $1,182 $2,563 $30,750
5 $692 $1,383 $2,998 $35,975
6 $792 $1,584 $3,433 $41,200
7 $893 $1,785 $3,869 $46,425
8 $993 $1,986 $4,304 $51,560
For each additional household member add $5,225.

(Updated in February of each year.)

2016-2017 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 $550 $1,100 $2,384 $28,610
2 $719 $1,438 $3,118 $37,413
3 $889 $1,777 $3,851 $46,216
4 $1,058 $2,116 $4,585 $55,019
5 $1,227 $2,454 $5,319 $63,822
6 $1,397 $2,793 $6,052 $72,625
7 $1,428 $2,856 $6,160 $74,276
8 $1,460 $2,920 $6,327 $75,926
9 $1,492 $2,983 $6,465 $77,577
10 $1,524 $3,047 $6,602 $79,227

(Updated in July of each year.)

2017 Ryan White Income Guidelines

500% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $1,159 $2,319 $5,025 $60,300
2 $1,561 $3,123 $6,766 $81,200
3 $1,963 $3,926 $8,508 $102,100
4 $2,365 $4,730 $10,250 $123,000
5 $2,767 $5,534 $11,991 $143,900
6 $3,169 $6,338 $13,733 $164,800
7 $3,571 $7,142 $15,475 $185,700
8 $3,973 $7,946 $17,216 $206,600
For each additional household member add $20,900.

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