How do I qualify?

October 18, 2021

How do I qualify?


The Lifeline program through Safelink is available to eligible consumers in certain states and territories. Actual requirements vary by state, but in general, to qualify customers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or be on one of the following government assistance programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit

Some states have additional eligibility under the following Tribal programs:

  • 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)


I got mine last week. It’s a Samsung A23 and I love it and the service so far. – Heather Loose

thank you safelink. Nice phone love it!! – Ronnie Goff

I got one, it works great. Got it yesterday. – Janet Murphy

I have one and love it. Very reliable. – Amber Robinson

I got a brand new phone from them and I love it and the service!- Shelly Barton

I got a phone and absolutely love it!!! It’s the only phone that works the way its supposed to work. Thank you Safelink! – Lisa Giles

I have one and mine works well. I get better reception than I did with Straight Talk.- Steven Dias

I just reapplied with Safelink and got my phone and it works great out here where I live.- Paul Jamison

I got mine, works great!- Linda Trevino

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