With more people falling below the poverty line, a look at what benefits they might receive

Sep 15, 2020
High unemployment and reduced income for many during the pandemic may make more people eligible for federal aid programs.
The poverty threshold, just over $26,000 a year for a family of four, is used to allocate more than a trillion dollars in government payments.
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World Bank rethinks poverty measure

Oct 1, 2015
The benchmark of $1.25 a day is expected to raise to $1.90.
The benchmark of $1.25 a day is expected to raise to $1.90.
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