See if you qualify

To qualify for iCanConnect, you must meet the program’s federal disability and income guidelines.

 

To be eligible for iCanConnect, you must have both significant vision and hearing loss, and meet the program’s income guidelines.

Combined vision and hearing loss

Significant vision loss is defined as having at least one of the following conditions:

  • Visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses
  • A field defect such that the peripheral diameter of the visual field is no greater than 20 degrees
  • Progressive visual loss with a prognosis leading to one or both of above conditions

Significant hearing loss is defined as having at least one of the following conditions:

  • Chronic hearing disabilities so severe that most speech cannot be understood with optimum amplification
  • Progressive hearing loss having a prognosis leading to above condition

A professional must attest to your hearing and vision loss in writing. Examples of professionals include:

  • a community service provider
  • educator
  • healthcare provider
  • vision or hearing professional
  • vocational rehabilitation counselor
  • educator
  • medical or health professional

iCanConnect income guidelines

To qualify for iCanConnect, you must also meet the program’s household income guidelines.

  • Your household income is within 400 percent of the federal poverty level (see household income chart below)
  • You are automatically income eligible if you can provide documentation that you are currently enrolled in a federal program with an income eligibility requirement that does not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, such as: Medicaid; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); federal public housing assistance or Section 8; food stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit. Otherwise, you must provide proof of all household income that does not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To participate in the program, your household income must not exceed 400% of 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Number of persons in family/household 400% for everywhere, except Alaska and Hawaii 400% for Alaska 400% for Hawaii
1 $48,240 $60,240 $55,440
2 $64,960 $81,160 $74,680
3 $81,680 $102,080 $93,920
4 $98,400 $123,000 $113,160
5 $115,120 $143,920 $132,400
6 $131,840 $164,840 $151,640
7 $148,560 $185,760 $170,880
8 $165,280 $206,680 $190,120
For each additional person, add $16,720 $20,920 $19,240