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.

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

Note:

  • Source: U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 11, 2019.
  • The federal poverty guidelines are typically updated at the end of January.