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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.

The table below reflects 135% of the 2020 Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG).

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, & Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 person $17,226 $21,533 $19,818
2 people $23,274 $29,093 $26,771
3 people $29,322 $36,653 $33,723
4 people $35,370 $44,213 $40,676
5 people $41,418 $51,773 $47,628
6 people $47,466 $59,333 $54,581
7 people $53,514 $66,893 $61,533
8 people $59,562 $74,453 $68,486
For each additional person, add $6,048 $7,560 $6,953

Note: The Federal Poverty Guidelines are adjusted annually, and the above chart reflects guidelines for 2020.

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