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.

2021 LSC Income Guidelines

125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $309 $619 $1,341 $16,100
2 $418 $837 $1,814 $21,775
3 $527 $1,055 $2,287 $27,450
4 $637 $1,274 $2,760 $33,125
5 $746 $1,492 $3,233 $38,800
6 $855 $1,710 $3,706 $44,475
7 $964 $1,928 $4,179 $50,150
8 $1,073 $2,147 $4,652 $55,825
For each additional household member add $5,675.

(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.