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Lifeline Assistance Program: Reducing Phone and Internet Costs

The Lifeline Assistance Program is a federal benefit designed to make phone and internet services more affordable for eligible individuals.

Eligibility and Benefit:

Qualifying customers receive a credit of $9.25 per month towards their phone or internet bill.

Consumers residing on tribal lands may be eligible for an additional benefit.

Qualification Criteria: You can qualify for Lifeline if you meet any of the following criteria:

Participation in Federal or Tribal Programs: If you are enrolled in programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or Medicaid, you automatically qualify.

Income-Based Eligibility: Your household income must be 135% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Dependent Qualification: You may also qualify through a child or dependent in your household.

Usage and Services:

The Lifeline benefit can be applied to phone services, internet services, or bundled packages.

Each household is eligible for only one Lifeline benefit.

If you believe you meet the criteria, consider applying for Lifeline to reduce your bill.

You can use the forms below to apply, if you’d like more information, follow this link: Home – Universal Service Administrative Company (

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