Georgia

How to qualify for a Lifeline government cell phone in Georgia

There are two ways to qualify for a cell phone: 1) by showing that your income is below a certain level, or 2) if you already participate in a even just one of many government aid programs.

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

  • 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)

If you don't participate in any of the above programs, you may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See chart below to see these calculated income levels:

Income Based Eligibility for Georgia
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
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