Lifeline is a government assistance program that offers a discount to qualified customers on their monthly telephone or internet service.
Who qualifies for Lifeline?
You are eligible for Lifeline Service if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; or if you, your dependent, or your household participates in one of the following programs:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly Food Stamps
- Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
- Veteran's Pension and Survivors Benefit Program
Are there restrictions?
Lifeline is only available on one wireline, one wireless telephone or internet service per household. Customers may not transfer their Lifeline benefits to another person, even if the other person is eligible. Each year, Lifeline customers must certify that they are still eligible for the discount. Customers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit are subject to fine or imprisonment or may be barred from the program.
How do I apply for Lifeline?
Customers must enroll in Lifeline service and must provide proof of eligibility before receiving support. To apply for Lifeline or for details about these programs, you may print the application or contact us for more information.