What is the Lifeline Program?
The Lifeline assistance program is a government program that provides discounts on monthly telephone and internet charges for qualified subscribers. You may qualify to save as much as $8.75 per month on your telephone charges, $9.25 per month on internet or $12.75 per month on your bundled services. Discounts are restricted to one per household and may not be transferred to another person, even if he or she is eligible.
You can receive a Lifeline benefit even if you already have ACP. In fact, the criteria for approval is very similar so if you already have ACP, you will likely be approved for Lifeline as well!
Click Here to use the Lifeline National Verifier to enter your information, create an account, and see if you qualify.
Once you receive confirmation that you qualify, click the Sign-Up button below and fill out the form. Qualifying customers must present verification of eligibility during application. Choose whether you would like to apply the discount to voice or internet services.
If I enroll in Lifeline, can I also get discounted internet through ACP?
Yes! You may use your Lifeline discount for phone service and apply your ACP credit to your internet bill. Click here to enroll in ACP
Am I eligible for these discounted telephone or internet rates?
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance
- National School Free Lunch
- Supplemental Security Income
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Qualifying customers must present verification of eligibility during application.
To view the complete list of requirements, click here.
Lifeline is a federal benefit that makes monthly telephone or broadband internet service more affordable for eligible households. Eligible households may apply the monthly Lifeline discount to either broadband internet service (home or wireless) or phone service (home or wireless) but not both. Your household may not receive the Lifeline benefit from more than one company. For the purpose of Lifeline, a household is an individual or any group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. You may not transfer your Lifeline discount to another person, even if he or she is eligible. You may lose your Lifeline benefit and may be prosecuted by the United States government if you violate the one-per-household rule or otherwise make false statements to receive Lifeline.