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

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.