Income Qualification

Eligibility by Income

If your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, as shown below, you may qualify for Lifeline assistance.

Number of People In Household Total Annual Income
1 $16,038
2 $21,627
3 $27,216
4 $32,805
5 $38,394
6 $43,983
7 $49,586
8 $55,202
Each Additional $5,616


Proof of Eligibility

To qualify for income eligibility, you must provide copies of one or more of the documents listed below.  If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current pay stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months of the same type of document within the current calendar year.


  • Prior year's State, Federal, or Tribal tax return.
  • Retirement/Pension benefit statement.
  • Unemployment/Worker's Compensation benefit statement.
  • Divorce decree or child support document.
  • Social Security benefits statement.
  • Current income statement from employer or paycheck stub.
  • Federal or Tribal Notice Letter of Participation in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance.
  • Veteran's Administration benefits statement.