The Lifeline program is a discounted telephone service available to qualifying low-income customers.
Lifeline is provided through select local telephone companies sponsored by the state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and operated in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Lifeline phone service offers:
Lifeline provides local telephone service for $9.27 per month, a monthly savings of $16.13 which includes a waiver of the FCC Access Charge.
You will need to submit a completed Lifeline Telephone Application and provide proof of your eligibility for the program. Your application and supporting documentation will be reviewed. Upon approval:
Lifeline program participation is evaluated yearly. You will need to re-apply each year in order to continue receiving this service.
Qualification for Lifeline requires that your primary residence be within the program's state and that you either have gross annual income at or below the program's established income thresholds or participate in the following public assistance programs:
Alternatively you may qualify if your household gross annual income does not exceed the values in the following table.
|Household Size||Maximum Annual Income|
|For each additional person over 8, add:||$5,481|
The income guidelines are based on 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. New guidelines are published each January by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
You will need to:
Upon completion, submit your application and documents to us via mail or fax using the contact information provided on the application.
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