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How to Prove Income

If a consumer household’s gross annual income is 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines, they qualify for the ACP.

The table below reflects the income limit by household size, which is 200% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 $27,180 $33,980 $31,260
2 $36,620 $45,780 $42,120
3 $46,060 $57,580 $52,980
4 $55,500 $69,380 $63,840
5 $64,940 $81,180 $74,700
6 $74,380 $92,980 $85,560
7 $83,820 $104,780 $96,420
8 $93,260 $116,580 $107,280
For each additional person, add: $9,440 $11,800 $10,860

To prove their gross annual income, consumers must provide a document that clearly shows their income information, such as:

  • The prior year’s state, federal, or Tribal tax return
  • Current income statement from an employer or paycheck stub
  • Social Security statement of benefits
  • Unemployment or Workers’ Compensation statement of benefits
  • Divorce decree, child support award, or other official document containing income information

Learn more about how to submit these documents, or, if you are a consumer, visit USAC’s Affordable Connectivity Program consumer website.