Lifeline Assistance Program

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)
  • Medicaid
  • 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.