NJ Spotlight News

More than 2M people live in poverty with no federal support

Clip: 07/13/2021 | 3m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

The federal poverty level is $20,598, meaning anyone who earns above it does not qualify for federal support programs. But the true poverty level – the minimum a family of three needs to earn in order to get by in New Jersey – is $74,372. Advocates say the federal government should adjust the federal poverty level to account for the cost of living in high cost states like New Jersey.

Aired: 07/13/21

Rating: NR

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