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.

2018 LSC Income Guidelines

125% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $291 $583 $1,264 $15,175
2 $395 $791 $1,714 $20,575
3 $499 $999 $2,164 $25,975
4 $603 $1,206 $2,614 $31,375
5 $707 $1,414 $3,064 $36,775
6 $811 $1,622 $3,514 $42,175
7 $914 $1,829 $3,964 $47,575
8 $1,018 $2,037 $4,414 $52,975
For each additional household member add $5,400.

(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.)

2018 Ryan White Income Guidelines

500% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $1,167 $2,334 $5,058 $60,700
2 $1,582 $3,165 $6,858 $82,300
3 $1,998 $3,996 $8,658 $103,900
4 $2,413 $4,826 $10,458 $125,500
5 $2,828 $5,657 $12,258 $147,100
6 $3,244 $6,488 $14,058 $168,700
7 $3,659 $7,319 $15,858 $190,300
8 $4,075 $8,150 $17,658 $211,900
For each additional household member add $21,600.

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