Posted on August 9, 2021

Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications

Lifeline is a federal program to help low-income subscribers stay connected by providing a monthly discount of $17.02 on telephone and internet service. A household is defined as a group of people who live together and share income and expenses.

Lifeline is available to eligible low-income subscribers in every U.S. state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands.

To qualify for Lifeline, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidlines or participated in at least one of the assistance programs listed below:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assitance
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Head State (if income eligibility criteria are met)

If you have any questions, please contact a ӲƵAPP Customer Service Representative at 800-892-0163.