• Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Meals or Free Milk

     2018-2019

    Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

    The Household size and income criteria identified below will be used to determine eligibility for free, reduced-price, or full-price meal benefits.  Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown here are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Children who receive CalFresh (FS), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments (Kin-GAP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside.  Eligibility for a foster child is based on a separate application and solely on the amount of the child's “personal use” income.


    Note: The income calculations are based on annual figures and the following formulas: Monthly = annual income divided by 12; Twice Per Month = annual income divided by 24; Every Two Weeks = annual income divided by 26; and Weekly = annual income divided by 52. All dollar amounts are rounded up to the next whole dollar. 

     

    Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs)
    Jul 1, 2018–June 30, 2019
    Free Eligibility Scale   Reduced-Price Eligibility Scale
    Meals, Snacks, and Milk   Meals and Snacks
    Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly   Household Size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
    1 $15,782 $1,316 $658 $607 $304   1 $22,459 $1,872 $936 $864 $432
    2 $21,398 $1,784 $892 $823 $412   2 30,451 2,538 1,269 1,172 $586
    3 27,014 2,252 1,126 1,039 $520   3 38,443 3,204 1,602 1,479 $740
    4 32,630 2,720 1,360 1,255 $628   4 46,435 3,870 1,935 1,786 $893
    5 38,246 3,188 1,594 1,471 $736   5 54,427 4,536 2,268 2,094 1,047
    6 43,862 3,656 1,828 1,687 $844   6 62,419 5,202 2,601 2,401 1,201
    7 49,478 4,124 2,062 1,903 $952   7 70,411 5,868 2,934 2,709 1,355
    8 55,094 4,592 2,296 2,119 1,060   8 78,403 6,534 3,267 3,016 1,508
    For each additional family member, add: $5,616 $468 $234 $216 $108   For each additional family member, add: $7,992 $666 $333 $308 $154
Last Modified on August 1, 2018