Daily life in 2022 requires the use of the internet. Whether it be for work, school, or even telehealth appointments, accessing the internet is imperative to completing daily tasks. Unfortunately, for some families, accessing the internet is incredibly difficult because they do not have the financial resources to afford the growing cost of WiFi.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) aims to make the internet more accessible for individuals who would otherwise struggle to afford it. The ACP is available to any household where an individual receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To learn more about both SSI and ACP, contact The Khaki Law Firm LLC today.
Affordable Connectivity Program Discounts
The whole premise of the ACP is to ensure that the internet becomes more accessible to all individuals regardless of financials. The ACP has a range of discounts available to all SSI beneficiaries, including:
- Up to $30 per month towards internet service
- Up to $75 for individuals on qualifying tribal lands
- Up to $100 towards purchasing either a laptop, desktop, or tablet
With these discounts, the ACP hopes to make internet access more achievable so that there is no longer a barrier between a family’s finances and their ability to complete school, work, or other tasks.
Possible Recipients of the ACP
ACP recipients could be any household or individual who receives SSI. For SSI purposes, ACP is not calculated as part of income. Other assistance programs may also make someone eligible to receive ACP benefits. Those additional assistance programs could include:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
In addition to these other assistance programs, you may also qualify if your income is equivalent to or less than 200% of the federal poverty line. Further research may be necessary if you believe you may be eligible for ACP assistance. As in most cases, there are exceptions to the standard qualifying factors and your household may be one of them.
Contact Us Today for More ACP and SSI Related Assistance
Here at The Khaki Law Firm LLC, we work hard to ensure that all individuals are given the basic necessities of life, which now includes the internet. If you are struggling to understand ACP assistance and need additional help, we may be able to assist you. Give us a call today to learn more about what we do and how we can advocate for you.