California LifeLine - your line to a better life

Two Ways to Qualify

Lifeline is a government assistance program, and Lifeline service is non-transferable. Only eligible consumers may enroll, and the program is limited to one discount per household.

Method 1 eligibility: "Program based"

California Programs

You may qualify for the California LifeLine discount if you OR another member of your household is currently enrolled in any one of the following public assistance programs:

  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) *
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    1. California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
    2. Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKs)
    3. Welfare-to-Work (WTW)
    4. Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)

*Social Security benefits and/or Social Security Disability benefits are not program base eligibility qualifiers. Social Security benefits and/or Social Security Disability income may only be used to qualify for Lifeline Program participation under the income eligibility qualification method.

Method 2 eligibility: "Income based"

You may also qualify if your total annual household income is at or less than the following income guidelines:

Household Size Annual Income Limits

California

1-2 members, $25,900

3 members, $30,100

4 members, $36,500

* Add an additional $6,400 for each
additional member of your household.
(Effective 12/2/16)

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What is Lifeline?

Lifeline is a government program that subsidizes discounted phone service for low-income consumers, ensuring everyone can stay in touch. TruConnect is currently designated to provide free Lifeline-supported phone service in numerous states across the U.S., with more coming soon. The Lifeline program is only available to eligible consumers who can provide documentation for eligibility. Only one Lifeline service is allowed per household regardless of type of phone. To be qualified for Lifeline, you must be currently enrolled in a qualified public assistance program (i.e. SNAP, Section 8, LIHEAP, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, NSLP, SSI, WIC, etc.) or you can be qualified if your total annual household income is less than the qualified income guidelines.

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