Benefits Eligibility

Lowe’s benefits are available to eligible regular full-time employees after 89 days of continuous employment and eligible regular part-time employees after 31 days of continuous employment, as well as the following family members:

  • Your legal spouse or domestic partner
  • Your children and/or domestic partner’s children through the end of the month in which they turn age 26, including birth children, legally adopted children, and/or step-children. The age limit does not apply to dependent children who are physically or mentally disabled. 

Establishing Eligibility for a Domestic Partner

Lowe’s employees wishing to enroll their domestic partner or domestic partner’s children in benefits will need to add them through the enrollment site and verify the dependents meet the eligibility requirement below.  To be eligible, you and your domestic partner must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You and your domestic partner are at least 18 years of age and mentally competent to enter into a legal contract;
  • You and your domestic partner are not related by blood any closer than permitted by applicable law for marriage;
  • You and your domestic partner are in a committed, exclusive, intimate relationship;
  • You and your domestic partner reside together in the same permanent residence and have for at least 6 consecutive months; and
  • You and your domestic partner are emotionally committed to one another and are jointly responsible for the common welfare and financial obligations of the household,* or your domestic partner is chiefly dependent on you for care and financial assistance.

If you and your domestic partner meet all of the above criteria then he/she is eligible to be added to our benefits.  You will be required, however, to demonstrate the eligibility through completion of our Dependent Verification Audit.  Examples of documents that may be accepted are below; you will receive additional information regarding this audit at a later date.

Examples of acceptable documentation include:

  • State-issued Certificate of Domestic Partnership
  • Joint utility bill that is dated within the past 12 months
  • Joint document from a bank account or financial institution that is dated within the past 12 months
  • Joint insurance document that is dated within the past 12 months
  • Mortgage document that is dated within the past 12 months
  • Your Federal 1040 of State income tax return from the previous or current tax year listing the employee as the person filing and domestic partner as a dependent

*Note: Transferring ownership of property to someone other than your legal spouse may create a taxable event. Please consult your personal tax adviser for advice.