Lifeline is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of telephone service and broadband service for low-income households. Eligible consumers can get up to $9.25 off the cost of phone, internet, or bundled services.
Current recipients of Medicaid, Food & Nutrition Services (Food Stamps), Federal Public Housing or Section 8 Assistance (FPHS), Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension, a Tribal Program, or if the household income is at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines you may qualify for the program. There can only be one Lifeline Discount per household. Having multiple discounts could result in the loss of one or all discounts. Lifeline is non-transferable.
- USAC’s Lifeline Support Center helps you apply for the program, understand eligibility requirements, and keep your benefit current through an annual recertification process.
- Lifeline consumers must apply for Lifeline and then sign up with a participating phone or internet company, rectify annually, and keep their information up to date.
- Phone or Internet company enrolls you in the Lifeline program, manages your service, and answers questions about your service, phone or device, or bill.
You cannot give your Lifeline benefit to another person, even if they qualify.
Learn More https://www.lifelinesupport.org/get-started/
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