Lifeline Assistance Eligibility for Alaska Lifeline cell phones

You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Alaska:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Plus, you may be eligible under these state programs, until the new federal laws make them ineligible win 2017:

  • Alaska Temporary Assistance Program
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
  • Adult Public Assistance (which includes aid to the aged, blind and disabled)
  • BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start (meeting qualifying income standards)
  • National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch program
  • Denali KidCare
  • WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children Care Program)
  • Pioneer Home Payment Assistance
  • Alaska State Housing Corporation Programs
  • Public Housing
  • Interest Rate Reduction for Low Income Borrowers
  • Home Investment Partnership
  • Low Incumbent Housing Tax Credit Program
  • State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program
  • Veterans Administration Disability Pension
  • Senior Citizen Housing Development Fund
  • State of Alaska Senior Benefits Program
  • Childcare Assistance Program, Pass I, II and III

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guideline for Alaska, which we've calculated for you in the table below:

Income Based Eligibility for Alaska
Members in Household Annual income
1 member $20,493
2 members $27,783
3 members $35,073
4 members $42,363
5 members $49,653
6 members $56,943
7 members $64,233
8 members $71,523
For each additional member add $7,290 annually