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
FAQ Topic: Qualification, eligibility, and identification
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
200% ofthe federal poverty level: Family of 1: $25,760 Family of 2: $34,840 Family of 3: $43,920 Family of 4: $53,000 Family of 5: $62,080
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
If the household is qualifying through a dependent, for instance if the student participates in the free or reduced lunch or breakfast program, or if their school participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), the family will need to provide documentation showing the student’s enrollment in the qualifying year, such as a report card or … Continued
It would depend on a case-by-case basis. The easiest would be to qualify under one of the other criteria. If, for instance, the participant is enrolled in one of the federal programs (i.e. SNAP or Medicaid), the recommendation would be to qualify using that. Another option would be if someone else in the household qualifies … Continued
The household will need to reapply if the way they were eligible was through a dependent. If the dependent is still attending a CEP school or is eligible for the free and reduced meal program at another.
Households may need to have some sort of documentation – the last four digits of a social security number is generally easiest and fastest but other forms of identity such as a Driver’s license are fine. If they decide to qualify through their student or dependent, the applicant will need to provide identification for their … Continued
Yes! We’ve found that this is fine.