Eligibility for American Assistance

You may qualify for American Assistance if you meet any of the criteria here

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Eligibility varies from state to state, but you may qualify for American Assistance if you qualify for any of the following government programs.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Security Income (SSI)

Federal Public Housing
Assistance (Section 8)

Federal Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Program

CalFresh, Food
Stamps or SNAP


Not sure if you qualify?

Please call our Customer Support Center at 1.877.266.7212 or Text Message us at that same number.

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Multiple head of household

Lifeline is a government program that provides a monthly discount on home or mobile telephone services. Only ONE Lifeline discount is allowed per household. Members of a household are not permitted to receive Lifeline service from multiple telephone companies.

You may be asked to fill out the this form to determine whether there is more than one household residing at your address.

Federal regulations mandate only one Lifeline supported service per household (including cell phone and landline service).
If you currently have Lifeline landline phone service you must choose to switch your Lifeline benefit to the wireless service.


California Residents may qualify if your household income falls in the below table.

2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines Table CA Effective June 1, 2022*

  • Household Size California
  • 1-2 $28,700
  • 3 $33,700
  • 4 $40,600
  • Each Additional Member $7,300


Residents outside of California may qualify if your household income falls in the below table.

2023 Lifeline Poverty Guidelines (Poverty Level * 135%)
Household Size48 Contiguous States, D.C.,
& Territories
1 person$19,683$24,584$22,640
2 person$26,622$33,264$30,618
3 person$33,561$41,945$38,597
4 person$40,500$50,625$46,575
5 person$47,439$59,306$54,554
6 person$54,378$67,986$62,532
7 person$61,317$76,667$70,511
8 person$68,256$85,347$78,489
For each additional person, add$6,939$8,681$7,979
2023 ACP Poverty Guidelines (Poverty Level * 200%)
Household Size48 Contiguous States, D.C.,
& Territories
1 person$29,160$36,420$33,540
2 person$39,440$49,280$45,360
3 person$49,720$62,140$57,180
4 person$60,000$75,000$69,000
5 person$70,280$87,860$80,820
6 person$80,560$100,720$92,640
7 person$90,840$113,580$104,460
8 person$101,120$126,440$116,280
For each additional person, add$10,280$12,860$11,820