Documentation of Program Participation
In order for you to receive Lifeline benefits based on your current participation in a
qualifying government assistance program, you must provide
some form of proof that you are enrolled in that program.
Acceptable forms of proof are:
- The current or prior year's statement of benefits from a qualifying state, federal, or Tribal program
- A notice letter of participation in a qualifying state, federal, or Tribal program
- Medicaid Card
- SNAP card
- Program participation documents (e.g. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) electronic benefit transfer card or Medicaid participation card (or copy therof))
- Other official document demonstrating that you or a member of your household receives benefits from a qualifying state, federal, or Tribal program
Any documentation that you provide as proof of your participation in a government assistance program will NOT be retained by your Lifeline provider. After review, it will be destroyed.
If you are currently participating in one of the qualifying government assistance programs,
you are eligible for Lifeline benefits.
Program eligibility requires you to provide proof of your participation in at least one of the qualifying programs.
One of the items listed to the right may be used for proof.
Documentation provided as proof of participation is NOT retained by your provider. Once verified, the documentation will be destroyed.
You can also qualify for Lifeline benefits based on your income. If your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you can qualify for Lifeline.