2013 Federal Poverty Level Changes released

The State of Florida Department of Children and Families released its changes to current need standards based on the 2013 Federal Poverty Level Changes and Updated Consolidated Need Standards conducted by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

For 2013, the national poverty guideline level for a family of four is $23,550.

These changes, set to become effective April 1,  affect the current need standards for Medicaid , Medicare and Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), as well as eligibility for KidCare and other programs.