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The Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program provides transportation assistance to low-income individuals in Los Angeles County. LIFE offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward the purchase of passes on Metro or any LIFE participating transit agencies OR a free regional ride option. Once enrolled, LIFE benefits can be loaded onto your TAP card at any participating vendor. In addition, if you are a Reduce fare TAP cardholder, you may also be eligible for additional savings with LIFE.

Step 1: Find out if you are eligible

All riders, senior/disabled, K-12 grade students and full-time College/Vocational students are eligible if their incomes fall within these limits.

Persons In household Annual Income
1 $39,450
2 $39,450
3 $50,700
4 $56,300
5 $60,850
6 $65,350

Applicants must be 18 years or older to be enrolled as a dependent.

Step 2: Fill out and application and Gather your documents

Fill out the application in English or Spanish . Once completed, save, print, and sign. (please add hotlines to the 2 applications)

  • If you are going to email your application, attach a picture file of required documents.
  • If you are going to mail your application, submit a copy of required documents.
  • Be sure to gather your required legal documents:
    • 1. Government-issued picture ID
    • 2. Proof of income (check stub, Medi-Cal, EBT, Social Security award or Tax return.)
    • 3. Any valid regular (blue) or reduced fare (orange) TAP card.

Step 3: Submit your application

• Once the application is filled out, email or mail the completed application and copies of your documents to FAME or IILA (Who to send to).

Step 4: Load your LIFE discounts

  • Once your enrollment has been confirmed, you’re ready to buy a pass with the LIFE discount.
  • Buy a pass with the LIFE discount for the 20 free regional rides:
    • Visit your local TAP vendor .
    • Call 866.TAPTOGO
    • Visit

Step 5: Now you’re ready to ride!

You are now ready to ride on any of the LIFE participating transit systems.