Lifeline is a support program for low-income telephone subscribers. Residential telephone customers who participate in Medicaid, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Social Security (SSI), Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Section 8 Federal Assistance Housing are eligible to receive a monthly credit toward their local phone service. To receive this credit, the phone line must be in the name of the qualifying Lifeline customer and only one credit is available per household. If you meet one or more of these criteria and would like to participate in Lifeline, call your local telephone company.
Lifeline customers are also eligible for the Link-Up program. Link-Up provides a credit toward having your local phone service connected. This assistance is available to residential customers who meet the same qualifications for Lifeline. Link Up provides a credit for the initial connection fees. If you meet one or more of these criteria and would like to participate in Link-Up, call your local telephone company.