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What is a Household?

Only one monthly service discount and one connected device discount are 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 student who receives a Federal Pell Grant and lives alone in a different household than his or her parents. Both the student and their parents are separate households and can receive their own benefits.

Single Household Examples

Multiple Household Examples

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 are also available in 9 other languages).

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