"Poverty" doesn't mean what it used to mean. To be impoverished for a family of 4, means less than $22,800.00.
Although certainly not wealthy living, to be in "poverty" in the United States, is an income over 300% higher than the average income for nearly 80% of the countries of the world and three times the average income in the world - with that including calculating the wealthiest countries. Our "poor people" are on average 300% better off than over 75% of the people of the world.
In addition, a person is to receive food stamps in that same family up to an income of $29,976.00.
I would describe that as low income, not as being "impoverished." I don't see $1800 a month, plus food stamps, plus childcare assistance, and medicaid as being "impoverished." Low income yes, impoverished no.
It also is notable that what the federal government defines as being in poverty in terms of benefits is HIGHER than the census counts as poverty by 130%.