Lifeline is a government program that offers qualified households a discount on their monthly telephone or broadband internet service. These benefits apply to internet and local telephone service that you purchase. These benefits will also cover your subscriber line charge. You can also save money by taking advantage of free toll blocking on your phone service.
Lifeline is only available to subscribers who can prove their eligibility. When you sign up for Lifeline, you must show proof of participation in a qualifying program or proof of income. You’re eligible for Lifeline if you, your dependent, or a member of your household participates in any of the following programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Children’s Health Insurance Programs (Kids Connection, SAM, MAC & EMAC)
- Veterans Pension Benefit/Survivors Pension Benefit
- Income at or below 135% of poverty level
Lifeline can only be used for one telephone line or broadband internet service in your household. You may not transfer your Lifeline discount to another person.