Every year about this time -- the new poverty guidelines are put in place for determining the household income that must be shown in order to sponsor an immigrant relative. The poverty guidelines are actually created by The Department Health & Human Services. US Citizenship & Immigration Services then repurposes them by multiplying by 1.25 to get their 125% of poverty numbers.
Household size 2 - $19,662 Necessary Income
3 - $24,737
4 - $29,812
The rest of the information can be found on the form I-864p a copy is attached below.
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