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Income Eligibility

Consumers may qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program) if they participate in a qualifying program or have a gross household income at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Households that experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to job loss or furlough can also qualify for the EBB Program, as long as their household income for 2020 was at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.

The table below reflects 135% of the 2021 federal poverty guidelines.

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, & Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 person $17,388 $21,722 $20,007
2 people $23,517 $29,390 $27,054
3 people $29,646 $37,058 $34,101
4 people $35,775 $44,726 $41,148
5 people $41,904 $52,394 $48,195
6 people $48,033 $60,062 $55,242
7 people $54,162 $67,730 $62,289
8 people $60,291 $75,398 $69,336
For each additional person, add $6,129 $7,668 $7,047

Note: The federal poverty guidelines are adjusted annually, and the above chart reflects guidelines for 2021.

A list of requirements for documentation demonstrating income eligibility can be found on the National Verifier acceptable documentation page.