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VIP's Income Guidelines

See if your income qualifies you for our services.

VIP uses different thresholds to determine eligibility for different legal services. We evaluate your household’s gross income (line 6 on federal tax returns – before taxes), not adjusted gross income (after taxes).

If you’re a small business owner, your household income must not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines:

Household SizeLimits for Small Businesses
1 person$58,320 per year
2 people$78,880 per year
3 people$99,440 per year
4 people$120,000 per year
5 people$140,560 per year
6 people$161,120 per year
7 people$181,680 per year
8 people$202,240 per year

If you’re a nonprofit leader, please see the eligibility criteria on the Nonprofits page.

If you are a homeowner in Philadelphia looking for help with making a will (estate planning), your household income should be under these amounts (under 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and 80% of Area Median Income):

Household SizeLimits for Estate Planning Clients
1 person$43,740 per year
2 people$59,160 per year
3 people$74,580 per year
4 people$84,300 per year
5 people$91,050 per year
6 people$97,800 per year
7 people$104,550 per year
8 people$111,300 per year

If you’re looking for legal help for yourself or your family, the process of getting help is slightly different. Please see the Get Legal Help page for details.