Eligibility Requirements for a Lifeline Cell Phone in Wisconsin

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

  • 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:

  • Badger Care
  • WI HomesteadTax Credit (Schedule H)
  • WisconsinWorks (W2)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)

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

Income Based Eligibility for Wisconsin
Members in Household Annual income
1 member $16,389
2 members $22,221
3 members $28,053
4 members $33,885
5 members $39,717
6 members $45,549
7 members $51,381
8 members $57,213
For each additional member add $5,832 annually