Income Qualification

Eligibility by Income

If your household's income is at 135% or less than of the federal poverty guidelines, you may be eligible for a Lifeline Program discount.

Household Size 48 Contiguous States and D.C.
1  $             16,281.00
2  $             21,924.00
3  $             27,567.00
4  $             33,210.00
5  $             38,853.00
6  $             44,496.00
7  $             50,139.00
8  $             55,782.00
For each additional person, add  $               5,643.00


How to Prove Income

Here is what to show your company when you sign up for Lifeline.

If your annual income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines, you qualify for Lifeline.

To prove your annual income, show one of these items:

  • The prior year's state, federal, or Tribal tax return
  • Current income statement from an employer or paycheck stub
  • Social Security statement of benefits
  • Veterans Administration statement of benefits
  • Unemployment or Workers' Compensation statement of benefits
  • Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance
  • Divorce decree, child support award, or other official document containing income information

NOTICE: If the document doesn’t cover a full year, such as a pay stub, you must show the same document for three months in a row within the same year to prove your annual income.