Income Eligibility

Consumers may qualify for the Lifeline Program if they participate in a qualifying program or have a gross household income at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines:

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, & Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 person $16,862 or less $21,060 or less $19,413 or less
2 people $22,829 or less $28,526 or less $26,271 or less
3 people $28,796 or less $35,991 or less $33,129 or less
4 people $34,763 or less $43,457 or less $39,987 or less
5 people $40,730 or less $50,922 or less $46,845 or less
6 people $46,697 or less $58,388 or less $53,703 or less
7 people $52,664 or less $65,853 or less $60,561 or less
8 people $58,631 or less $73,319 or less $67,419 or less
If more than 8, add this amount for each additional person Add $5,967 Add $7,466 Add $6,858

Note: The Federal Poverty Guidelines are adjusted annually, and the above chart reflects guidelines for 2019.

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