Category: Who Qualifies?

Do you know who qualifies for Lifeline and ACP programs? Check it out in this category.

The government’s Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program provides support to low-income households to assist cover the cost of internet connection. Families that meet specific income requirements will qualify for this program. It can help them save money on a monthly basis. There are some requirements for people who want to meet Lifeline and ACP eligibility.

Generally, you will qualify for a free government smartphone if you participate in any of the following federal benefit programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivor’s Benefit.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

In addition, if you are trying to qualify on your low income, it must be at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For instance, if you and your spouse live in Hawaii and have six kids, your household income must be less than $48,210 per year to qualify for a free phone.