Family Healthcare (FAMIS) Manual

0927.010.25.15 Need Standard

The need standard is the basis of several income tests used to determine a woman’s eligibility for UWHS. The need standard is allowed according to the number of persons in the assistance group.

The full need standard and net income limit for UWHS is 185% of the federal poverty level (FPL), and the gross income limit is 185% of the full need standard (185% of 185%).

FAMIS determines need and applies the correct income tests based upon information entered regarding the assistance group including assistance group members, income, and expenses.