How Do I Know If I Qualify or Am Eligible for Safelink?

Anyone interested in applying for Safelink Wireless cell phone service can qualify based on participation in a government program or income level. Proof of participation in a government program, as well as proof of income, is required. Applicants can visit The Safelink website and apply online, or have an application mailed to them. Applicants can apply for Safelink Wireless online and upload proof of eligibility by uploading government documents. Applicants that want to qualify through income are required to upload documents like paychecks or tax statements.

Safelink is a cellphone company owned by TracFone Wireless. This company specializes in providing cell phone service to people who participate in government programs like Medicaid and SNAP. The Safelink wireless service is considered part of the Lifeline Support Service. People who participate in approved government programs are eligible for this service. Eligibility requirements are set by each state where the Safelink service is provided.


Anyone interested in receiving Safelink Wireless cell phone service can meet eligibility requirements in a variety of different ways. If you participate in a government program like food stamps or Medicaid, you are eligible for Safelink service. If you have a low income, you may also be eligible for Safelink service. Proof of income, as well as proof of participation in a government program, are required to prove eligibility. If income is used to prove eligibility, you can use your W-2, the prior year's tax return, and four consecutive paychecks. Unemployed people are also eligible for Safelink service. Also, applicants must have a valid U.S. address. PO Boxes don't count as a valid address.

Income Requirements

If you are using income to prove eligibility, you or your household must have an income that is at or beloved 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. The income requirements as of March 2021 are as follows:

  • One person: $16,335 or less
  • Two people: $22,065 or less
  • Three people: $27,795 or less
  • Four people: $33,525 or less
  • Five people: $39,255 or less
  • Six people: $44,985 or less

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