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How long does the program last?

The ACP will continue until funds run out (currently there are enough funds to support the program for an estimated five years, and that is before any additional funding is added). The ACP is therefore considered a long-term benefit.

How does a household qualify?

A member of a household only has to meet one of the criteria, such as income at 200% of the federal poverty level, participation in a government assistance program, such as Medicaid or SNAP, or through a dependent who is on free and reduced lunch or who attends a school that participates in the Community … Continued

What is the full list of ACP qualifications?

Participation in Lifeline Income Eligibility 200% of the federal poverty guidelines Participation in government assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Medicaid Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Public Housing Assistance Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Participation in Free and Reduced Price School Meal program, including … Continued

What documents do households need to show eligibility when applying for the ACP?

The household may have to provide documents to demonstrate eligibility depending on the criterion they choose during the application process. Acceptable documents to show income include: Prior year’s state, federal, or Tribal tax return Current income statement from your employer or a paycheck stub A Social Security statement of benefits Veterans Administration statement of benefits … Continued

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