Lifeline Information

Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications

Lifeline is a federal program to help low-income subscribers stay connected by providing a monthly discount on their wireline phone or broadband internet service.

To quality for Lifeline, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in at least one of the assistance programs listed below: 

  • Medicaid 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income 
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance 
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations 
  • Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met)

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