The Lifeline program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals pay the monthly cost of basic telephone service.
A resident is qualified if the current total household income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. A resident is also qualified if they or someone in their household are currently receiving: Medicaid, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program support (LIHEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Health Benefit Coverage under Child Health Plan (CHIP) under Chapter 62 support, TANF, and National School Lunch Program - Free Lunch Program.
Lifeline reduces the basic monthly telephone rate up to $12.75 for those who qualify. This program does not cover the cost of additional services such as caller ID or voice messaging. In addition, a reduction for installation of local telephone service may be available to these customers living on tribal lands through the Link-Up for tribal lands program.
You can apply for Lifeline Discounts by calling toll free 1-866-454-8387.
You can also go to the following web site:
Visit the Lifeline Support web site at www.lifelinesupport.org for information about local phone companies as well as guidelines for applying to the Link-Up for Tribal Lands program.