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*Offer subject to eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline.
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Security Income (SSI)

Low Income

CalFresh, Food
Stamps or SNAP

Medicaid / Medi-Cal

Federal Public Housing
Assistance (Section 8)


Program-Based Qualification Method:

You can qualify for California LifeLine if you or another person in your household is enrolled in any one of these qualifying public assistance programs: 

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    1. California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
    2. Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKs)
    3. Welfare-to-Work (WTW)
    4. Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
  • Tribal TANF
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Federal Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Program


Income-Based Qualification Method:

You can qualify for California LifeLine if your household’s total annual gross income is at or less than these annual income limits:

  • Household Size Annual Income Limits
  • 1-2 $32,500
  • 3 $37,700
  • 4 $45,900
  • Each Additional Member $8,200
  • Effective June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024

Documentation is required to show your household’s total annual gross income meets the annual income limits if you are qualifying by Income-Based. A household’s total annual gross income consists of money received BEFORE TAXES by everyone in your household (adults and children), from whatever source derived, whether taxable or non-taxable, including, but not limited to: wages, salaries, interest, dividends, alimony and child support, grants, gifts, allowances, stipends, lottery winnings, inheritances, worker’s compensation, unemployment and public assistance benefits, social security payments, pensions, rental income, income from self-employment, and cash payments from other sources, and all employment-related, non-cash income.

What Is Lifeline?

What is Lifeline?

Lifeline is a government program that provides free cell phone service to eligible consumers.

The program ensures that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings.

In what states is American Assistance offered?

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin (Also includes Puerto Rico)

How do I qualify for Lifeline based on my Income Level?
What are the advantages of using American assistance?

We offer several plans based on the state that you reside in. All plans include FREE Voice Minutes, FREE Text messages, and FREE Data. There are no bills, long-term contracts, or activation fees for qualified Lifeline customers.

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