Quick Facts

Current Funding from Congress1 $440,000,000 
Inflation-Adjusted Funding Necessary to Match LSC’s Largest Appropriation of $420 million in FY 20102 $483 million (2019 dollars necessary to match 2010 appropriation)
Average Percentage of Grantee Funding from LSC3 33.7%
Number of People Now Eligible for LSC-funded Assistance4 57.3 million
Percentage of Population Eligible for LSC-funded Assistance5 17.8%
Total Number of People in all Households Served by LSC Grantees 3 1.8 million
Breakdown of People Served by Gender6 Women: 72%, Men: 28% 
Total Cases Closed Nationwide6 745,788
Total Number of Veterans Served by LSC Grantees6 96,000
Number of LSC Grantees6 132
Number of LSC Grantee Offices6 880 Offices 
Total Number of Staff at LSC Grantees6 10,582 
Average Salary of LSC Grantee Staff Attorneys, (0-5 years of experience)6

$54,397

2017 Income Eligibility for LSC-funded Services (125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines by household size as determined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)7

$15,950 for individual, $32,750 for family of four
Click here for the full federal register guideline.

  • 1. Public Law 116-93.
  • 2. Legal Services Corporation, By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs, 2019.
  • 3. a. b. Legal Services Corporation, By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs, 2019.
  • 4. United State Bureau of the Census, 2018 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table S1701, Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months.
  • 5. United State Bureau of the Census, 2018 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table S1703, Selected Characteristics of People at Specified Levels of Poverty in The Past 12 Months.
  • 6. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. Legal Services Corporation, By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs, 2019.
  • 7. Click here for information about the HHS poverty guidelines.