Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Low Cost Phone or Internet Service - Lifeline
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Lifeline is a federal program dedicated to making home and mobile phone and internet service more affordable for low-income households. This benefit provides eligible consumers with a monthly discount of up to $9.25. Consumers living on Tribal lands are eligible for an enhanced discount of up to $34.25 per month.
- People with low income
You can qualify for Lifeline:
* Based on your income
* Based on if you use SNAP, Medicaid or other programs
More details about qualifying are available online.
Two steps to get Lifeline:
1) Qualify by filling out the application online.
You can also call (800) 234-9473 or email LifelineSupport@usac.org for help.
2) Choose a company near you and sign up for service with them. Search for a provider that serves your specific zip code online.
7 days a week.
8:00am - 5:00pm, Eastern Time
|Toll Free||(877) 384-2575|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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BM-5050.1500Cell Phones Definition
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BV-8900.1700-850Discounted Telephone Service Definition
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TJ-6500.1700Directory/Resource List Publication Definition
Programs that publish and distribute directories of agencies that provide human services for residents of the community and/or resource lists. Included are programs that produce directories/lists that focus on a specific geographical area, service category or target group as well as those that produce a comprehensive directory of all community resources.