A household is a group of people who live together and share money (even if they are not related to each other).
If you live together and share money, you are one household. If you live together and don’t share money, you are 2+ households.
Examples of one household:
Examples of 2+ households:
Note: These are general examples only. If you are unsure about your number of households, ask your company for a household worksheet.
If you live with another adult who gets Lifeline and you want your own, ask your company for a household worksheet.
The worksheet asks about your relationship with the other adult(s) to count the number of households. After you complete the worksheet, your company will re-submit your application.
Your application will be approved if the worksheet shows there is more than one household at your address.