Who is eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

1)  Currently a Lifeline program participant or has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, or certain Tribal Programs. 

2) Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;

3) Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

4) Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers.