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, step-children, and/or any other children related to you by blood or marriage. 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 complete an affidavit of eligibility on the Empowered Benefits site. To meet eligibility requirements, you and your domestic partner must first meet one of the following criteria:


  • Received a state issued certificate of domestic partnership;
  • Shared a permanent residence for the past six months;
  • Designated your domestic partner as your beneficiary for life insurance, retirement benefits or will;
  • Shared a joint bank account, credit account or financial responsibilities for at least six months; or
  • Designated your domestic partner, and if applicable, your domestic partner’s children as your tax dependents.


After meeting one of those requirements, you and your domestic partner must also meet 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
  • 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.


*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.