Based on Your Income You are eligible for the ACP if your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see the table below). The guideline is based on your household size and state. The table below reflects the income limit by household size, which is 200% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
|Household Size||48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Territories||Alaska||Hawaii|
|For each additional person, add:||$10,280||$12,860||$11,820|
You may have to show proof of income, like a tax return or three consecutive pays stubs, when you apply for the ACP. If You Participate in Certain Government Assistance Programs Such As SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or Other Programs Federal Assistance Programs You are eligible for the ACP if you (or someone in your household) participate in one of these programs:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) (including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers), Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/202/811, Public Housing, and Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians)
Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year
You may need to show a card, letter, or official document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for the ACP. Tribal Assistance Programs If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you are eligible for the ACP if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if you (or someone in your household) participate in:
Any of the federal assistance programs listed above
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard)
Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
You may have to show proof of participation, like a benefit letter or official document, when you apply for the ACP. Learn more about the Tribal Benefit. If You Already Receive a Lifeline Benefit Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commission program to help, make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. If you currently receive a Lifeline benefit, you automatically qualify for the ACP, and you can receive both benefits at the same time. You can apply your ACP benefit and your Lifeline benefit to the same or separate services. Qualify Through Your Child or Dependent Any member of your household can make your household eligible if they participate in one of the programs above. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or is enrolled in a USDA Community Eligibility Provision school, your household qualifies for the ACP benefit.
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