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Financial Qualifications

Smiles Change Lives … Helping Families With The Cost Of Braces & Changing Lives One Smile At A Time

1. Find your taxable income on your Form 1040 or 1040A (line 43 on 1040 and line 27 on 1040A). If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you will need to submit an award letter in place of your taxes. (SSI is NOT the same as Social Security Income.)

2. Determine which table applies to you based upon the state, city or county in which you live (Table 1, 2, 3 or 4). These tables reflect the variance in the cost of living in certain areas of the country. If you don’t find your area specifically listed, use Table 1 as your guide.

3. Find your household size listed on your tax return and then find the same number on the left-hand column of the corresponding table you determined applies to you in step 2 above.

4. Go to the column on the right. If your taxable income is less than or equal to this amount, you qualify financially for SCL. Your child must meet all other qualifications for our program as well.

Note: You must submit the tax return filed by the parent/guardian who claimed the child making application to SCL. For additional information on this requirement, review the “Additional Tax Information”.

smiles change lives financial qualifications table 1

If you live in one of the individually listed states, counties or cities (or within 25 miles of a listed city) on Table 2 use the corresponding BLUE chart to the right of the Table to find your household size and taxable income limit for determining financial qualification:

smiles change lives financial qualifications table 2

If you live in one of the individually listed states, counties or cities (or within 25 miles of a listed city) on Table 3 use the corresponding ORANGE chart to the right of the Table to find your household size and taxable income limit for determining financial qualification:

smiles change lives financial qualifications table 3

If you live in one of the cities (or within 10 miles of a listed city) on Table 4 use the corresponding GREEN chart to the right of the Table to find your household size and taxable income limit for determining financial qualification:

smiles change lives financial qualifications table 4
Changing Lives… One Smile At A Time...
  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "Our son would have gone without braces if it wasn't for SCL! Thankful for this program and staff that care. We are currently in treatment. It is already making a difference. "

    - Alice W.

    5 star review
  • "Amazing program that has truly changed my life. Once I was accepted it was such an easy process. Thank you so much!! I would recommend any one with low income and bad teeth to go through the process."

    - Alexandria W.

    5 star review
  • "Just had our last appointment. Being a school teacher I didn't make a lot of money. This program allowed me to give my daughter a smile that she shares with everyone. Thanks."

    - Tiffany L.

    5 star review
  • "I just had not one but two daughters finish having their braces on through Smiles Change Lives and we are so happy with the results. Thank you for providing this service!"

    - Daya G.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
  • "This is an incredible organization with Orthodontists donating their skills to change children's lives. More people in need should know about this fantastic program"

    - Judith W.

    5 star review
  • "My son has finally been accepted, approved, and assigned an orthodontist. He goes tomorrow for his first appointment to start getting his braces. Thanks SCL, you have made my son very happy."

    - Alan P.

    5 star review
  • "I am so thankful for smiles change lives for helping a struggling mother out. What an amazing program that helps families."

    - Joy S.

    5 star review
  • "I cannot say enough GREAT things about this program! They have given both of my daughters a new outlook on life, & self confidence that I could never teach."

    - Shelly P.

    5 star review
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