Lifeline subsidizes phone or internet services for people with low income

Did you know?


Lifeline is a federal program that helps people with low income access phone or internet services for eligible subscribers.


You may qualify for the Lifeline program if you have a qualifying household income or participate in any of the following programs:


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit. 

What is the process?

Step 1: The Lifeline Program will determine customer's eligibility through the National Verifier. Eligibility can be determined in the following ways: Income-Based Eligibility and Program-Based Eligibility


Step 2: Once you’ve received a notice that you are qualified, sign up with a participating phone/internet company in your area.





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