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.

2020 LSC Income Guidelines

125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $306 $613 $1,329 $15,950
2 $414 $828 $1,795 $21,550
3 $522 $1,044 $2,262 $27,150
4 $629 $1,259 $2,729 $32,750
5 $737 $1,475 $3,195 $38,350
6 $845 $1,690 $3,662 $43,950
7 $952 $1,905 $4,129 $49,550
8 $1,060 $2,121 $4,595 $55,150
For each additional household member add $5,600.

(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 $577 $1,154 $2,501 $30,017
2 $755 $1,509 $3,271 $39,253
3 $932 $1,864 $4,041 $48,489
4 $1,110 $2,220 $4,810 $57,726
5 $1,288 $2,575 $5,580 $66,962
6 $1,465 $2,930 $6,350 $76,198
7 $1,499 $2,997 $6,494 $77,929
8 $1,5312 $3,063 $6,638 $79,661
9 $1,565 $3,130 $6,783 $81,393
10 $1,599 $3,197 $6,927 $83,125

(Updated in July of each year.)

2020 Ryan White Income Guidelines

500% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $1,226 $2,453 $5,316 $63,800
2 $1,657 $3,315 $7,183 $86,200
3 $2,088 $4,176 $9,050 $108,600
4 $2,519 $5,038 $10,916 $131,000
5 $2,950 $5,900 $12,783 $153,400
6 $3,380 $6,761 $14,650 $175,800
7 $3,811 $7,623 $16,516 $198,200
8 $4,242 $8,484 $18,383 $220,600
For each additional household member add $24,400.

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