The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the new poverty income guidelines for 2013. The new guidelines mean that the lower limit of the minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance (MMMNA) will rise to $1,938.75 in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, effective no later than July 1, 2013. The current amount is $1,891.25.
The new figure will be $2,422.50 in Alaska and $2,231.25 in Hawaii. The minimum MMMNA is 150 percent of the monthly poverty guideline for a couple.