The California LifeLine program is available to eligible consumers in selected zip codes who participate in one of the following assistance programs:

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS)
  • Stanislaus County Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (StanWORKS)
  • Welfare-to-Work (WTW)
  • Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN)
  • Tribal TANF
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit


Based on your Household income

Your Household Yearly Gross Income must fall within the range indicated next to your Household Size. A Household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses (Household Worksheet is required to validate there are multiple households).

Gross income is defined as money received BEFORE TAXES by everyone in your household (adults and children), whether taxable or non-taxable, including, but not limited to: wages, salaries, dividends, alimony and child support, grants, gifts, allowances, stipends, lottery winnings, inheritances, worker’s compensation, unemployment and public assistances benefits, social security payments, pensions, rental income, income from self-employment, cash payments

If there are more than 4 people in your household add $6,900 for each additional member. Yearly Income based on 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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