The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on phone or internet service to eligible low-income households. Lifeline is limited to one benefit per household.
How to qualify for a Lifeline Program discount
You must participate in at least one of the following programs or be below the Federal Poverty Guidelines to be eligible for a Lifeline Program discount. The list below is not a complete list of programs.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit programs
- Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standards)
*Some restrictions and conditions apply. Does not include taxes and surcharges. Go to lifelinesupport.org for information on getting started with Lifeline. Lifeline is a government benefit program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine, imprisonment or can be barred from the program. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program; documentation is necessary for enrollment; and the program is limited to one benefit per household.
Lifeline Application (139 KB)
Lifeline Household Worksheet (125 KB)
Lifeline Recertification (136 KB)