How to Qualify

Eligibility Criteria Affordable Connectivity Program

If you are currently enrolled in government assistance programs or have a low income, you may qualify for free Lifeline service, a free Lifeline phone and/or discounted monthly services from SafetyNet Wireless.


Income-Based Eligibility

If your household has an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines you may be eligible for Lifeline service.

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Program-Based Eligibility

Lifeline eligibility can also be determined by participation in select government assistance programs such as SSI or Medicaid.

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Approved Government Programs

Program Based Eligibility

If you are currently participating in any of these government assistance programs, you may qualify for a free cell phone and discounted wireless service from SafetyNet Wireless.

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • Tribal TANF
  • Veterans & Survivor Benefits
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • *Check your state page to see what other guidelines are available.

Income-based Eligibility

If your income is at or below the annual limits listed below for the number of people in your household, you may be eligible for Lifeline service. For each additional person beyond 4, add $6,372. Please check your state page for additional income eligibility.

Free Internet


Limit: $24,719

Low Cost Internet


Limit: $31,091



Limit: $37,463

Government Internet Program


Add: $6,372 for each additional person