What is a Household?
Only one monthly service discount and one connected device discount is allowed per household.
A household is a group of people who live together and share money even if they are not related to each other.
If you live together and share money, you are one household. If you either don’t live together or you don’t share money, you are two or more households.
You may have to answer questions about your household when you apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
- A married couple who live together must share one ACP benefit
- A parent/guardian and child who live together must share one ACP benefit
- An adult who lives with friends or family who provide financial support must share one ACP benefit
- 4 roommates who live together but do not share money are 4 separate households. All 4 can receive the ACP.
- 30 seniors who live in an assisted-living home but do not share money are 30 separate households. All 30 can receive the ACP.
- A student who receives a Federal Pell Grant and lives alone is a different household than his or her parents. Both the student and their parents are separate households and can receive their own benefits.
Note: These are general examples only. If you are unsure about your number of households, download and use our Household Worksheet in English or Spanish (Household Worksheet Instructions also available in 9 other languages).
You can apply online or with the assistance of your internet company.