Lifeline is a government program that makes monthly telephone service more affordable for eligible households by providing up to a $9.25 monthly credit on qualified residential subscriber telephone bills.
To be eligible for Lifeline, you or someone in your household must meet certain guidelines. Those eligibility guidelines include:
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- National School Lunch Program’s free lunch program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Food Stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP)
- Senior citizen low-income discount plan offered by the local gas or power company
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)/Section 8
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Household income at or below 135 percent of the local poverty level. That threshold is currently $31,118 for a family of four ($15,080 for a single person).
For more details please contact Customer Service. You can also download a copy of our Lifeline Assistance brochure here.