Michigan Lifeline Program

Who is eligible for the Michigan Lifeline program?

The following are the current eligibility criteria for Michigan potential Lifeline customers after January 1, 2020. To qualify for Lifeline, your household income must be at or below the guidelines listed in the chart, or you must participate in one of the following assistance programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Tribal Eligibility Programs (and living on federally-recognized Tribal lands), or
  • Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Program

 

135% of 2020 Poverty Guideline
Number of Household Members Annual Income (AGI)
1 $17,226
2 $23,274
3 $29,322
4 $35,370
5 $41,418
6 $47,466
7 $53,514
8 $59,562
For each additional household member, add: $6,048

 

The following are the eligibility criteria for Michigan customers who became Lifeline participants prior to January 1, 2020. To qualify for Lifeline, your household income must be at or below the guidelines listed in the chart, or you must participate in one of the following assistance programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or
  • The National School Lunch Program (free and reduced price lunch)

 

150% of 2020 Poverty Guideline
Number of Household Members Annual Income (AGI)
1 $19,140
2 $25,860
3 $32,580
4 $39,300
5 $46,020
6 $52,740
7 $59,460
8 $66,180
For each additional household member, add: $6,720