Only one free monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. Program rules acknowledge there may be more than one eligible household residing at the same address.
Qualify Through Your Child or Dependent
Any member of your household can make your household eligible. For example, if your child or dependent participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program, your household qualifies for the Free Internet Benefit.
If You Already Receive Lifeline Benefits
Lifeline is a program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. If you currently receive Lifeline benefits, you automatically qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit, and you can receive both benefits at the same time. You can apply your Free Internet Benefit and your Lifeline benefit to the same or separate services.
If You Use SNAP, Medicaid, or Other Programs
You can receive the Free Internet Benefit if you (or someone in your household) participates in one of these federal assistance programs:
You may need to show a card, letter, or official document as proof that you participate in one of these programs when you apply for the Free Interent Benefit.
If Your Household Income Is a Certain Amount
You can get the Emergency Broadband Benefit if your income is 200% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state.
You will have to show proof of income, like pay stubs or a tax return, when you apply for the Free Internet Program.