Federal Poverty Guidelines

If your household's income is at 135% or less than of the federal poverty guidelines, you may be eligible for a Lifeline Program discount.

The table below reflects 135% of the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Household Size 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 $17,388 $21,722 $20,007
2 $23,517 $29,390 $27,054
3 $29,646 $37,058 $34,101
4 $35,775 $44,726 $41,148
5 $41,904 $52,394 $48,195
6 $48,033 $60,062 $55,242
7 $54,162 $67,730 $62,289
8 $60,291 $75,398 $69,336
For each additional person, add $6,129 $7,668 $7,047

Note:

  • Source: U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 13, 2021.
  • The federal poverty guidelines are typically updated at the end of January.