Otherwise

Compute lunch index as ratio of HINCP (household income) to poverty guidelines2 (expressed as a percentage) associated with household size of NP and issued in year of ACS year. Any foster children in the household and their income should be subtracted from NP and HINCP, respectively.

If lunch index less than or equal to 130, then FREE;
If lunch index greater than 130 and less than or equal to 185, then REDUCED PRICE;
If lunch index greater than 185, then FULL PRICE.

Otherwise (there are adult nonrelatives in the household who are not unmarried partners):

If student has REL less than or equal to 10 or equal to 13 (student part of core family):

If any person in HH with REL less than or equal to 10 or REL = 13 has PAP > 0, then FREE (someone in core family receiving public assistance income).

Otherwise

Compute sum of PINCP for all persons in HH with REL less than or equal to 10 or equal to 13. Compute count of such persons. Compute lunch index as ratio of sum of PINCP to poverty guidelines associated with number of people (using guidelines appropriate to year of ACS).

If lunch index less than or equal to 130, then FREE;
If lunch index greater than 130 and less than or equal to 185, then REDUCED PRICE;
If lunch index greater than 185, then FULL PRICE.

If student has REL = 11, 12, or 15 (student part of second economic unit):

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2 See http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/notices/iegs/IEGs.htm for the poverty guidelines associated with the school meals programs.



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