(KLIX) – New income guidelines for free and reduced meals for students in schools using the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs have been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Idaho Department of Education explained in a news release on Monday that income guidelines are evaluated and adjusted, if needed, every year.

Eligibility “is determined by household size and income," it said. "Qualifying students receive meals or milk without charge or may pay a reduced price of no more than 40 cents for lunch and 30 cents for breakfast.”

Applications may be submitted any time during the year.

Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed are eligible for free or reduced price meals or for free milk during the period of unemployment, provided that the loss of income causes household income to be within the eligibility criteria. Information provided on an application may be verified at any time during the school year.

 

Reduced Price Meals
Participants may qualify for reduced price meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart
Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice Per MonthEvery Two WeeksWeekly
123,1071,926963889445
231,2842,6071,3041,204602
339,4613,2891,6451,518759
447,6383,9701,9851,833917
555,8154,6522,3262,1471,074
663,9925,3332,6672,4621,231
772,1696,0153,0082,7761,388
880,3466,6963,3483,0911,546
For each additional family member add8,177682341315158
Free Meals
Participants may qualify for free meals if the household income falls at or below the limits on this chart
Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice Per MonthEvery Two WeeksWeekly
116,2371,354677625313
221,9831,832916846423
327,7292,3111,1561,067534
433,4752,7901,3951,288644
539,2213,2691,6351,509755
644,9673,7481,8741,730865
750,7134,2272,1141,951976
856,4594,7052,3532,1721,086
For each additional family member add5,746479240221111