Eligibility varies from state to state, however you may qualify if you are receiving assistance from any of the following government programs*:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- EBT/ Food Stamps/ SNAP
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met)
- Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP, LIHEAP & E-HEAP)
- MediCAID (MediCARE not accepted)
- National School Lunch Program
- State Assistance Programs (if applicable)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Supplemental Security – Blind & Disabled
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Work First (TANF)
- Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
*You may also qualify based on your household income. The following table lists the 2015 Maximum Yearly Income based upon 135% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
|Household Size||48 Contiguous States and D.C.||Alaska||Hawaii|
|For each additional person, add:||$5,616||$7,020||$6,453|
Please note: Some states may use a different household income level as their Lifeline eligibility criterion. In Michigan, and other Federal Default States, your income can qualify you at 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline.
• Source: Federal Poverty Guidelines
• The federal poverty guidelines are typically updated at the end of January.