Who is eligible?

You’re eligible for Lifeline services if you participate in a qualified assistance program or if your current income falls below the 135% poverty threshold.

Assistance Program Members

You’re automatically approved if you’re receiving MedicaidCHIP, or SNAP benefits.
See the full list of qualified programs below!

Low Income Individuals & Families

You’re eligible if you make 135% or less than the Federal poverty threshold for your state and household size.

Qualified Assistance Programs

Are you covered by any of these programs?
Then we’ve got you covered, too.

Medicaid & CHIP



Veterans & Survivors

Tribal Programs

Tribal Eligibility

You’re eligible for Tribal Lifeline if you live on Tribal lands, including any federally recognized Indian tribe’s reservation, Pueblo, or colony, including former reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska Native regions, Hawaiian Home Lands, or Indian Allotments.

Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Tribal Head Start

Income Qualification

You must make 135% or less than the federal poverty guideline. The poverty guidelines are shown below and differ by household size and state.

Due to COVID-19, you only need to provide proof that your current income falls below the threshold.

Low Income

You qualify if your current income is at or below the 135% Federal poverty threshold for your household size.


You can show proof of your current benefits or your recently submitted application.

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