Eligibility

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

Eligibility for california residents

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

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS)
    • Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKS)
    • Welfare-to-Work (WTW)
    • Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
  • Federal Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Program

Eligibility for residents outside of california

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

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Programs
  • Income (See income table to the right to see if you qualify)

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To begin the process, please return to the home page or click below to access the form. Offer only applies to residents of California.

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INCOME

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

2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines Table CA
Household Size California
1-2 $27,500
3 $31,900
4 $38,800
Each Additional Member $6,900

 * Effective June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

INCOME

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

2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines Table Non CA
Household Size 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 $16,862 $21,060 $19,413
2 $22,829 $28,526 $26,271
3 $28,796 $35,991 $33,129
4 $34,763 $43,457 $39,987
5 $40,730 $50,922 $46,845
6 $46,697 $58,388 $53,703
7 $52,664 $65,853 $60,561
8 $58,631 $73,319 $67,419
For each additional person, add $5,967 $7,466 $6,858

*Please note, some states may use a different household income level as their Lifeline eligibility criterion
•  Source: Federal Register notice forthcoming. Publication is delayed due to temporary closure of federal offices.
•  The 2019 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 11, 2019.

LOCATION

Check the Availability page to see if American Assistance is available in your state.

 

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.