Lifeline Phone and Internet Assistance Program

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Lifeline Phone and Internet Assistance Program

Millions of people across the United States have no access to the Internet services needed to work, learn, and communicate. In an effort to connect people to the services needed to participate and function in today’s digital world, the Lifeline Program now includes the option to choose internet.

HOW IT WORKS

Lifeline offers a monthly benefit of $9.25 to eligible subscribers, or up to $34.25 to those living on Tribal/Native lands. Subscribers may receive the benefit on either:

• Home phone

• Cell phone

• Mobile and home internet

• Internet-phone bundle

To get started, a consumer must select a participating Lifeline service provider in their state and apply for Lifeline through the provider. The provider then supports the consumer through the application process and verifies eligibility. Once enrolled, the provider begins delivering the monthly benefit to the consumer.

ELIGIBILITY

Consumers are eligible for a Lifeline benefit if they are currently enrolled in one of the following programs:

• Medicaid

• SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or Food Stamps

• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

• Federal Public Housing Assistance

• Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

• Tribal-specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start- those meeting the income standard, Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

• Income-based eligibility (at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines)
Millions of people across the United States have no access to the internet services needed to work, learn, and communicate. In an effort to connect people to the services needed to participate and function in today’s digital world, the Lifeline Program now includes the option to choose internet.

In addition to the $9.25 monthly benefit, Lifeline subscribers are not billed the monthly federal Universal Service charge (up to $2.50 per month, depending on the provider).
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