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[Federal Register: April 16, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 73)]
[Notices]               
[Page 18593-18595]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
National Senior Service Corps; Schedule of Income Eligibility 
Levels
AGENCY: Corporation for National and Community Service.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: This Notice revises the schedules of income eligibility levels 
for participation in the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) and the 
Senior Companion Program (SCP) of the Corporation, published in 66 FR 
18073 on April 5, 2001.
DATES: These guidelines are effective on April 1, 2002.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corporation for National and Community 
Service, National Senior Service Corps, Attn: Ms. Ruth Archie, 1201 New 
York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20525, or by telephone at (202) 606-
5000, ext. 289, or e-mail: [email protected].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The revised schedules are based on changes 
in the Poverty Guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human 
Services (DHHS), published in 67 FR 6931, February 14, 2002. In 
accordance with program regulations, the income eligibility level for 
each State, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the District of 
Columbia is 125 percent of the DHHS Poverty Guidelines, except in those 
areas determined by the Corporation to be of higher cost of living as 
of April 1, 2002. In such instances, the guidelines shall be 135 
percent of the DHHS Poverty levels (See attached list of High Cost 
Areas). The level of eligibility is rounded to the next highest 
multiple of $5.00.
    In determining income eligibility, consideration should be given to 
the following, as set forth in 45 CFR Parts 2551-2553, dated October 1, 
1999.
    Allowable medical expenses are annual out-of-pocket expenses for 
health insurance premiums, health care services, and medications 
provided to the applicant, enrollee, or spouse and were not and will 
not be paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, other insurance, or by any other 
third party and, must not exceed 15 percent of the applicable 
Corporation income guideline.
    For new applicants, annual income is projected for the following 12 
months, based on income at the time of application. For currently 
stipended volunteers, annual income is counted for the past 12 months. 
Annual income includes the applicant or enrollee's income and that of 
his/her spouse, if the
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spouse lives in the same residence. Sponsors shall count the value of 
shelter, food, and clothing, if provided at no cost by persons related 
to the applicant, enrollee, or spouse.
    Any person whose income is not more than 100 percent of the DHHS 
Poverty Guideline for her/his specific family unit shall be given 
special consideration for participation in the Foster Grandparent and 
Senior Companion Programs.
               2002 FGP/SCP Income Eligibility Levels
             Based on 125 percent of DHHS poverty guidelines)
Family units of
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One         Two        Three       Four
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States
All, except High Cost Areas, Alaska & Hawaii....................     $11,075     $14,925     $18,775    $22,625
For family units with more than four members, 
add $3,850 for each additional member in all States except 
designated High Cost Areas, Alaska and Hawaii.
                2002 FGP/SCP Income Eligibility Levels
                Based on 135 percent of DHHS poverty guidelines)
Family units of
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One         Two        Three       Four
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Area
All, except Alaska & Hawaii.....................................     $11,965     $16,120     $20,280     $24,435
Alaska..........................................................      14,960      20,155      25,355      30,550
Hawaii..........................................................      13,770      18,550      23,330     28,110
For family units with more than four members, 
add: $4,160 for all areas, $5,200 for Alaska, and $4,780 for Hawaii, 
for each additional member.
The income eligibility levels specified above are based on 135 
percent of the DHHS poverty guidelines and are applicable to the 
following high cost metropolitan statistical areas and primary 
metropolitan statistical areas:
High Cost Areas
    (Including all Counties/Locations Included in that Area as Defined 
by the Office of Management and Budget)
Alaska
(All Locations)
California
Los Angeles/Compton/San Gabriel/Long Beach/Hawthorne (Los Angeles 
County)
Santa Barbara/Santa Maria/Lompoc (Santa Barbara County)
Santa Cruz/Watsonville (Santa Cruz County)
Santa Rosa/Petaluma (Sonoma County)
San Diego/El Cajon (San Diego County)
San Jose/Los Gatos (Santa Clara County)
San Francisco/San Rafael (Marin County)
San Francisco/Redwood City (San Mateo County)
San Francisco (San Francisco County)
Oakland/Berkeley (Alameda County)
Oakland/Martinez (Contra Costa County)
Anaheim/Santa Ana (Orange County)
Oxnard/Ventura (Ventura County)
Connecticut
Stamford (Fairfield)
District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia
District of Columbia and Surrounding Counties in Maryland and Virginia. 
MD counties: Ann Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Cecil, Frederick, 
Montgomery and Prince Georges, Queen Anne Counties. VA Counties: 
Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, Alexandria City, 
Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Manassas City and Manassas Park City
Hawaii
(All Locations)
Illinois
Chicago/Des Plaines/Oak Park/Wheaton/Woodstock (Cook, DuPage and 
McHenry Counties)
Massachusetts
Barnstable (Barnstable)
Edgartown (Dukes)
Boston/Malden (Essex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Middlesex and Suffolk 
Counties)
Brockton/Wellesley/Braintree/Boston (Norfolk County)
Dorchester/Boston (Suffolk County)
Worcester (City) (Worcester County)
New Jersey
Bergen/Passaic/Paterson (Bergen and Passaic Counties)
Jersey City (Hudson)
Middlesex/Somerset/Hunterdon (Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset 
Counties)
Monmouth/Ocean/Spring Lake (Monmouth and Ocean Counties)
Newark/East Orange (Essex, Morris, Sussex and Union Counties)
Trenton (Mercer County)
New York
Nassau/Suffolk/Long Beach/Huntington (Suffolk and Nassau Counties) New 
York/Bronx/Brooklyn (Bronx, Kings, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond 
and Rockland Counties)
Westchester/White Plains/Yonkers/Valhalla (Westchester County)
Ohio
Medina/Lorain/Elyria (Medina/Lorain County)
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia/Doylestown/West Chester/Media/Norristown (Bucks, Chester, 
Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties)
Washington
Seattle (King County)
Wyoming
(All Locations)
The revised income eligibility levels presented here are calculated 
from the base DHHS Poverty Guidelines now in effect as follows:
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                      2002 DHHS Poverty Guidelines for All States
Family Units of--
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One         Two        Three       Four
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States
All, except Alaska/Hawaii.......................................      $8,860     $11,940     $15,020     $18,100
Alaska..........................................................      11,080      14,930      18,780      22,630
Hawaii..........................................................      10,200      13,740      17,280     20,820
For family units with more than four members, 
add: $3,080 for all areas, $3,850 for Alaska, and $3,540 for Hawaii, 
for each additional member.
Authority: These programs are authorized pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 
5011 and 5013 of the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as 
amended. The income eligibility levels are determined by the current 
guidelines published by DHHS pursuant to sections 652 and 673 (2) of 
the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 which requires poverty 
guidelines to be adjusted for Consumer Price Index changes.
Dated: April 10, 2002.
Tess Scannell,
Director, Senior Corps.
[FR Doc. 02-9201 Filed 4-15-02; 8:45 am]
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