You can get Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state.
Show proof of income, like three consecutive pay stubs or a tax return, when you apply for Lifeline.
You can get Lifeline if you (or someone in your household) participates in one of these federal assistance programs:
Show a card, letter, or official document, as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for Lifeline.
NOTICE: As of December 2, 2016, you can no longer use the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or the NSLP Free Lunch Program to prove your eligibility for Lifeline.
You can sign up for Lifeline if your child or dependent participates in any of the programs listed above.
Tribal Lifeline takes up to $25 off your monthly bill in addition to the standard Lifeline amount.
You can get Tribal Lifeline if you live on Tribal lands, and you or someone in your household participates in one of these programs:
Tribal lands include any federally recognized Indian tribe's reservation, Pueblo, or colony, including former reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska Native regions, Hawaiian Home Lands, or Indian Allotments.
Show a card, letter, or another document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for Lifeline, and tell them you’re applying for Tribal Lifeline.
If you think you qualify for Lifeline, visit the How to Get Lifeline page to learn your next steps.