Lifeline Information

What is the Lifeline Program?

The Lifeline Program is a government benefit program under which eligible low-income customers may qualify for a discount for residential local telephone service or stand-alone data services (Internet) at their primary residence. Lifeline Program customers may also qualify for free toll blocking to help control long-distance usage. Customers using this offering can still use pre-paid calling cards or dial-around services to place long-distance calls from their homes.

Under the Native American Lifeline Program, eligible residents of American Indian Tribal lands may qualify for additional monthly support of up to $25. Such eligible residents may also qualify for Link Up Program support to install residential telephone service.

Only one Lifeline Program discount is available per household, a household being defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. The Lifeline Program benefit is non-transferable. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the discount can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the Lifeline Program.

Am I Eligible?

Want to know if you are eligible for the Lifeline Program? Click on the link below to download the application, and eligibility guidelines.

Lifeline Application