Federal Poverty Level

If coverage was considered unaffordable for you, you may qualify for an exemption from the fine (sometimes called the “penalty” or “individual mandate”). To claim the exemption, follow the instructions for IRS Form 8965: Health Coverage Exemptions. Use the calculator below to find your federal poverty level.

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  1. The tool can be used to calculate 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 federal poverty level.
  2. Select the size of your household.
  3. Enter a yearly income, monthly income, or target federal poverty level. The other values will be calculated for you.