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

(Updated in February of each year.)

2021-2022 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 $624 $1,248 $2,704 $32,450
2 $816 $1,632 $3,536 $42,434
3 $1,008 $2,016 $4,368 $52,419
4 $1,200 $2,400 $5,200 $62,404
5 $1,392 $2,784 $6,032 $72,388
6 $1,584 $3,168 $6,864 $82,373
7 $1,620 $3,240 $7,020 $84,245
8 $1,656 $3,312 $7,176 $86,117
9 $1,692 $3,384 $7,332 $87,989
10 $1,728 $3,456 $7,488 $89,861

(Updated in July of each year.)

2021 Ryan White Income Guidelines

500% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $1,236 $2,476 $5,364 $64,400
2 $1,672 $3,348 $7,256 $87,100
3 $2,108 $4,220 $9,148 $109,800
4 $2,548 $5,096 $11,040 $132,500
5 $2,984 $5,968 $12,932 $155,200
6 $3,420 $6,840 $14,824 $177,900
7 $3,856 $7,712 $16,716 $200,600
8 $4,292 $8,588 $18,608 $223,300

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