Eligibility

You may qualify for American Assistance if you meet any of the following criteria:

LOCATION

Check the Availability page to see if American Assistance is available in your state.

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

Eligibility varies from state to state, but you may qualify for American Assistance if you qualify for any of the following government programs.

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • General Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • TANF/Work First
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP, LIHEAP&E-HEAP)
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Supplemental Security Inc-Blind & Disabled

INCOME

You may qualify if your household income falls in the following table:

2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household
Size

48 Contiguous
States and D.C.

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$15,755

$19,683

$18,117

2

$21,236

$26,541

$24,422

3

$26,717

$33,399

$30,726

4

$32,198

$40,257

$37,031

5

$37,679

$47,115

$43,335

6

$43,160

$53,973

$49,640

7

$48,641

$60,831

$55,944

8

$54,122

$67,689

$62,249

For each additional
person, add:

$5,481

$6,858

$6,305

 

*Please note, some states may use a different household income level as their Lifeline eligibility criterion

• Source: Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 14, January 22, 2014, pp. 3593-3594
• The federal poverty guidelines are typically updated at the end of January.

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