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Indiana Self-Sufficiency Standard Calculator

The Self-Sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed for a family of a certain composition in a given place to adequately meet their basic needs - without public or private assistance. The Standard makes it possible to determine if families' incomes are enough to meet basic needs.

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The Standard assumes that all adults (whether married or single) work full-time and includes the costs associated with employment - specifically, transportation and taxes, and for families with young children, child care.


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