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Lifeline Eligibility

Lifeline is a government benefit program operated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service and/or voice service. For more information about Lifeline and program eligibility requirements, call us at 1-888-801-0012

Willfully making false statements to obtain the benefit can result in fines, imprisonment, de-enrollment or being barred from the Lifeline program.

Only one Lifeline benefit is available per household. A household is not permitted to receive discounted Lifeline services from multiple providers. A household is defined, for purposes of the Lifeline program, as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Violation of the one-per-household limitation constitutes a violation of the FCC’s rules and will result in you being de-enrolled from the Lifeline program.

Lifeline discount benefits are not transferrable to other households or persons.

Eligibility for Lifeline is determined by the National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), or an alternative verification process approved by the FCC.

Eligibility for Lifeline varies by State

However, eligibility can be easily determined if you meet ONE of the two qualification criteria below:

Select your state to determine your eligibility for our Lifeline Program:

Participation in One of These Government Programs could qualify you for Lifeline Benefits

You may qualify for Lifeline if you participate in one of the following government programs:

  • Food Distribution Program on Tribal Lands
  • Headstart (meeting income qualifying standards)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP/Food Stamps/Food Assistance)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Program
Government Programs
Government Programs

TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME

You may qualify for Lifeline if your annual income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  The table below reflects 135% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines in all states except California, where the California LifeLine program is based on the annual household income limits listed.

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Territories Alaska Hawaii California LifeLine
1 $18,347 $22,937 $21,101 $28,700
2 $24,719 $30,902 $28,431 $28,700
3 $31,091 $38,867 $35,762 $33,300
4 $37,463 $46,832 $43,092 $40,600
5 $43,835 $54,797 $50,423 $47,900
6 $50,207 $62,762 $57,753 $55,200
7 $56,579 $70,727 $65,084 $62,500
8 $62,951 $78,692 $72,414 $69,800
For Each additional Person $6,372 $7,965 $7,331 $7,300