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.)

2020-2021 MLSC and 60+ Program Income Guidelines

50% of the Maryland Median Income

Exception is Granted Based Upon Appropriate Factor(s)

FamilySize WeeklyIncome Bi-weeklyIncome MonthlyIncome YearlyIncome
1 $600 $1,200 $2,601 $31,211
2 $785 $1,570 $3,401 $40,815
3 $970 $1,939 $4,202 $50,418
4 $1,154 $2,309 $5,002 $60,022
5 $1,339 $2,678 $5,802 $69,626
6 $1,524 $3,047 $6,602 $79,229
7 $1,558 $3,117 $6,753 $81,030
8 $1,593 $3,186 $6,903 $82,830
9 $1,628 $3,255 $7,053 $84,631
10 $1,662 $3,324 $7,203 $86,432

(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.