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This web page has information on qualifying for programs and help under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Interested people must meet certain requirements. To see if someone meets these requirements, Local Workforce Development Boards (Boards) look at their income. Boards use specific guidelines. One is from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). These guidelines are the Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL). The other guidelines are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They are the Poverty Guidelines.  The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) updates this web page twice a year with the new amounts and dates. Boards use this information to decide who qualifies as low-income for WIOA in Texas.

DOL 70 percent LLSIL guidelines, effective April 17, 2024

HHS Poverty Guidelines, effective January 17, 2024

WIOA Low-Income Guidelines

The income levels currently in use to determine WIOA eligibility are below.

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area
City of Dallas, Balance of Dallas County, City of Fort Worth, Balance of Tarrant County (Dallas–Fort Worth MSA)
Family Size12345678>8
Income$15,060$20,440$25,820$31,582.63$37,276.78$43,589.46$49,902.14$56,214.82Add $6,312.68 for each person above 8.
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area
Cities of Houston, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land
Family Size12345678>8
Income$15,060$20,440$25,820$31,200$36,580$42,593.70$48,766.19$54,938.69Add $6,172.50 for each person above 8.
Texas Non-metro
South Plains, Middle Rio Grande, and Deep East Texas workforce development areas
Family Size12345678>8
Income$15,060$20,440$26,621.56$32,866.92$38,790.62$45,368.00$51,945.37$58,522.74Add $6,577.37 for each person above 8.
Texas Metro
All Other Areas
Family Size12345678>8
Income$15,060$20,440$25,820$31,684.32$37,390.44$43,727.15$50,063.85$56,400.56Add $6,336.71 for each person above 8.