To prove that you are eligible to get Lifeline because of your low income situation, you'll need to present documention described below. The documents should be from all wage earners in your household.
Types of income proof are:
If the statements of income provided fails to span an entire year,
like pay check stubs, you'll need to show 3 consecutive of
the same kind of documentation within the calendar year.
The documentation that you provide as proof of your household income will NOT be retained by your Lifeline cell phone service provider. After review, it will be destroyed.
If you are not enrolled in one of the qualifying programs, you may qualify for Lifeline based on your household income. Qualifying based on household income requires you to present proof of your income. One of the items listed to the right may be used for proof.
Household is defined by the FCC as "any individual or group of individuals who are living together
at the same address as one economic unit".
Economic unit is defined as "all adult individuals contributing to and sharing in the income and expenses of a household".
You can also qualify for Lifeline benefits if you are enrolled in a qualifying government program.