Published – 7/14/2022
Reviewed By: Seana Kenefick

A telephone is a must-have for seniors, but paying for home or mobile phone service can be a challenge for the 15 million Americans aged 65 and older who live on incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Thankfully, there’s a program that provides eligible low-income households with access to free or discounted phone services ⁠— the Lifeline Assistance Program

What Is the Lifeline Assistance Program?

Lifeline is a federally sponsored program designed to ensure that all Americans can stay connected through the telephone and internet. 

Established in 1985 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the program has undergone a number of reforms. While the original program only provided subsidies for home phones, Lifeline-eligible services now include mobile phone and data, as well as broadband (high-speed) internet and bundled voice and internet services. 

The program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), an independent not-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., while Lifeline-subsidized telecommunications services are delivered through dozens of regional carriers. 

How Does the Lifeline Program Help Seniors?

Phone services are essential for all Americans, and in particular, for seniors who may be unfamiliar with using internet-based communications platforms, such as social media and video conferencing applications, to keep in touch with loved ones. A phone provides a link to emergency and medical services, friends and family, and government programs and benefits. 

Increasingly, cellular or mobile phones are also considered a must-have. Public pay phones have all but vanished thanks to the widespread use of mobile phones, and it’s quite common for people to now have only a cell phone rather than a landline phone. 

Today’s smartphones include a number of features such as GPS navigation, voice-activated calling and emergency calling that can help older adults stay safe and independent. There are thousands of free apps for smartphones that may be used to promote health and wellness for seniors, including medication reminders, digital calendars and activity trackers.

The Lifeline Assistance Program helps to eliminate the financial barriers that can prevent low- and moderate-income seniors from having access to a home phone, mobile phone and/or internet services. 

What Does the Lifeline Program Cover?

The Lifeline program provides eligible low-income households with a discount on the cost of home and mobile phone services, as well as broadband and broadband-voice service bundles.

Note that Lifeline Assistance Program subsidies are granted on a per-household, rather than per-person basis, and there’s a limit of one Lifeline subsidy per household. 

Eligible Lifeline Services

Lifeline-subsidized services are only available through authorized service providers, also called carriers, who have partnered with the USAC to deliver low-cost telecommunications plans. Every state has at least one Lifeline-authorized provider, with most states having multiple companies that program beneficiaries can choose from. 

The Lifeline Assistance Program can help cover the cost of:

  • Home phone service
  • Mobile (cell) phone service, with or without data (mobile internet)
  • Broadband (high-speed) home internet service
  • Broadband-voice service bundles that include a home phone line and high-speed internet service

Many authorized phone carriers offer special discounted plans priced to match the monthly Lifeline subsidy, which makes the phone service free for program participants. 

Monthly Lifeline Assistance Program Subsidy Limits

All Lifeline beneficiaries receive a monthly subsidy of up to $9.25 off the cost of home or mobile phone, internet and bundled services. 

Enhanced Tribal Benefits

Beneficiaries who live on Tribal lands qualify for the $9.25 subsidy, plus an extra amount of up to $25 for a maximum monthly subsidy of $34.25. Additionally, Tribal land residents are eligible for a one-time discount of up to $100 off any connection or activation charges incurred for their Lifeline-subsidized telecommunications services. 

Subsidy Paid Directly to Telecommunications Carriers

Unlike many other government benefit programs, with Lifeline, the subsidy is paid directly to the participating phone company, rather than the beneficiary. 

Once an applicant is approved for the Lifeline program, they simply need to choose a participating phone company in their region. Most participating carriers offer service plans that match the Lifeline subsidy, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs for program beneficiaries. 

Many companies that participate in the Lifeline program also offer discounted service plans for enhanced services. The Lifeline subsidy covers a portion of these plans, with the beneficiary paying the balance of the monthly cost. 

Who Qualifies for the Lifeline Assistance Program?

The Lifeline Assistance Program is geared toward low- and moderate-income households, so only those who meet current income limits or rely on income-based government assistance programs can qualify for the subsidy. 

In general, applicants need to have an annual household income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. For 2022, the yearly income limit is $18,347 for a one-person household in all states but Alaska and Hawaii where the limits are $22,937 and $21,101, respectively.

Applicants can also qualify for the Lifeline program if they or their dependent(s) receive benefits through the following programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Cal-Fresh
  • Medicaid or Medi-Cal
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Residents of Tribal Lands 

While the same income limits and government program participation criteria apply to residents of Tribal lands, these applicants may also be eligible for the Lifeline subsidy if they receive benefits from any of the following programs: 

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start
  • Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations

What’s Considered a Household Under Lifeline Guidelines?

Lifeline Assistance Program subsidies are limited to one per eligible household. 

According to the USAC, a household is defined as either a single individual who lives independently, or two or more people who live together and share their incomes and expenses. For example, the USAC considers the following to be one household:

  • A married couple who live together
  • Common-law couples
  • One or more parents living with one or more dependent children
  • Two or more adults, who may not be related, who live together and support one another financially

Many individuals who live in congregate settings are classified as being one-person households under USAC guidelines. These individuals include:

  • Anyone who lives in a retirement home, assisted living community or supported living residence
  • Adults who are roommates in a shared living setting, but who maintain separate finances
  • Tenants of rooming houses
  • Live-in caregivers

The USAC has published a Lifeline Program Household Worksheet that prospective program participants can use to determine if their household qualifies for a Lifeline subsidy. 

Does the Lifeline Program Offer Free Phones?

While funds from the Lifeline Program can only be applied toward telecommunications services, a number of carriers offer free mobile phones to Lifeline participants who sign up for a monthly plan. 

What Kind of Phones Can Lifeline Participants Get for Free? 

Phones that are offered to Lifeline participants include smartphones with features such as hands-free calling, GPS and mobile data that lets users connect to the internet. Participants may also have the option of using their own compatible phone with their Lifeline carrier. 

It’s important to know that the cost-free phones available with Lifeline plans are usually from lesser-known manufacturers, although it may be possible to find some older or refurbished iPhones and Android smartphones offered through some carriers. 

Can Lifeline Participants Keep Their Current Phone Number? 

Yes, in most cases, Lifeline participants are able to keep their current phone number and use it with their Lifeline plan. This is referred to as “porting” a phone number. Participants should check with their preferred Lifeline provider to see if they can port their existing number before enrolling in a phone plan. 

How to Apply for the Lifeline Assistance Program

With the exception of residents of California, Texas and Oregon, anyone interested in the Lifeline Assistance Program needs to confirm their eligibility through the National Verifier Application System.

This online system is operated by USAC, and it largely eliminates the need for paper-based documentation of an applicant’s eligibility because the database is directly linked to federal income and benefits information. 

In some cases, applicants may need to submit additional proof of eligibility. For example, individuals who are applying for the Tribal Benefit may need to show proof that they participate in one of the Tribal assistance programs. 

Alternatively, current customers of a Lifeline-participating telecommunications provider may be able to ask their service provider to apply for the Lifeline benefit on their behalf. 

California LifeLine

Residents of California need to check their eligibility through the California LifeLine Program, which is operated by the California Public Utilities Commission. 

Texas Lifeline

In Texas, Lifeline eligibility is verified through the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Oregon Lifeline

Oregon residents need to apply for Lifeline benefits through the Oregon Public Utility Commission

Annual Lifeline Recertification

Once a Lifeline application is approved, the benefit is valid for 1 year. 

Beneficiaries who are approaching their 1-year anniversary with the program will receive a written notice from the USAC that it’s time to recertify. Individual carriers may also send out voice and text recertification reminders. 

The recertification process involves verifying that the participant is still eligible for their Lifetime subsidy. This can be done online through the USAC website, or by submitting a completed paper form along with any needed documentation to the Lifeline Support Center. Individuals who don’t need to provide documentation have the option of completing the process by phone. 

Residents of California, Texas and Oregon will need to complete the yearly recertification process through the Lifeline administrator in their state.

Lifeline Program Rules

Lifeline beneficiaries must agree to the program’s rules, including that they will: 

  • Complete their annual recertification within 60 days of receiving their recertification letter
  • Make sure that their contact information, including their home address, is kept up-to-date with their Lifeline carrier 
  • Only use one Lifeline subsidy per household
  • Be honest on their Lifeline application and recertification documents
  • Use their Lifeline service at least once every 30 days, otherwise, they’ll receive a 15-day disconnection notice

Free Phones for Seniors — Service Providers

Lifeline-subsidized phone services are available nationwide, and carriers vary depending on location. Once approved for Lifeline benefits, seniors are free to sign up with the provider they prefer. 

Provider

States Served

Contact Information 

Access Wireless

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District ofColumbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
Nevada
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin 
West Virginia

1-800-464-6010

American Assistance (offered by American Broadband & Telecommunications)

Colorado
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Utah
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-877-266-7212

Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative

Alaska (North Slope coast and west coast)

1-800-478-6409 (Utqiagvik office)

1-800-478-6409 (Anchorage office)

Assist Wireless

Arkansas
Maryland
Minnesota
Missouri
Oklahoma

1-855-392-7747

Assurance Wireless
(Operated by Sprint Nextel)

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana 
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-888-321-5880

Cintex Wireless

Arkansas
Maine
Maryland
Rhode Island
West Virginia

1-855-655-3097

Copper Valley Wireless

Alaska

1-800-235-5414

Easy Wireless

Oklahoma
Kentucky
Missouri

1-888-792-0076

enTouch Wireless

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1-866-488-8719

FeelSafe Wireless
(Offered by AirVoice Wireless)

California
Kentucky
Michigan
Mississippi
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Wisconsin

1-877-247-7799

GCI

Alaska

1-800-800-4800

Infiniti Mobile

Georgia
Maryland
Nevada
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Vermont
Wisconsin

1-214-323-8000

Life Wireless

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-888-543-3620

NewPhone Wireless

Louisiana

1-855-204-3667

Q Link Wireless

Arkansas
Arizona
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nevada
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico 
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-855-754-6543

SafeLink Wireless
(Owned by Tracfone)

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-800-723-3546

SafetyNet Wireless

California
Georgia
Kentucky
Michigan
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

1-888-224-3213

StandUp Wireless

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-800-544-4441

Tag Mobile

Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Missouri
Nevada
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas 
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-469-450-3507

Tempo Wireless

Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
North Dakota
Ohio
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Utah 
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1-833-998-3676

TerraCom Wireless

Arkansas
Arizona
Colorado
Indiana
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
Oklahoma (non-tribal)
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Texas
Washington (non-tribal)
West Virginia
Wisconsin

1-888-716-8880

TruConnect

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Texas
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands

1-800-430-0443

True Wireless

Arkansas
Maryland
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Texas

1-877-412-1919

Other Ways To Get Free Phone Service

Seniors who currently have a home phone line that they either pay for out-of-pocket or with a Lifeline subsidy are often surprised to learn that they can use a deactivated mobile phone to call emergency services. 

In the United States, almost all deactivated cell phones that are in good working order can be used to dial 9-1-1. This means that seniors who only want a mobile phone for use in an emergency may be able to get a free, unwanted cell phone from a family member, neighbor or through their local senior center. 

Seniors should also be aware that phone service is often provided in many congregate care settings such as retirement homes, assisted living residences and nursing homes.

Lifeline Program Eligibility State-by-State

Lifeline Assistance Program in Alaska

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Alaska may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Alaska by visiting the state’s Regulatory Commission. 

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Alaska

Lifeline Assistance Program in Arizona

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Arizona may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Arizona by visiting the state’s Corporation Commission. 

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Arizona

Lifeline Assistance Program in Arkansas

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Arkansas may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Arkansas by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Arkansas

Lifeline Assistance Program in California

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in California may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in California by visiting the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in California

Lifeline Assistance Program in Colorado

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Colorado may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Colorado by visiting the state’s Broadband Office.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Colorado

Lifeline Assistance Program in Connecticut

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Connecticut may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Connecticut by visiting the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Connecticut

Lifeline Assistance Program in Delaware

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Delaware may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Delaware by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Delaware

Lifeline Assistance Program in Florida

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Florida may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Florida by visiting the state’s Office of Public Counsel.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Florida

Lifeline Assistance Program in Georgia

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Georgia may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Georgia by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Georgia

Lifeline Assistance Program in Hawaii

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Hawaii may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Hawaii by visiting the state’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Hawaii

Lifeline Assistance Program in Idaho

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Idaho may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Idaho by visiting the state’s Federal Communications Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Idaho

Lifeline Assistance Program in Illinois

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Illinois may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Illinois by visiting the state’s Commerce Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Illinois

Lifeline Assistance Program in Indiana

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Indiana may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Indiana by visiting the state’s Office of Utility Consumer Counselor.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Indiana

Lifeline Assistance Program in Iowa

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Iowa may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Iowa by visiting the state’s Utilities Board.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Iowa

Lifeline Assistance Program in Kansas 

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Kansas may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Kansas by visiting the state’s Corporation Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Kansas

Lifeline Assistance Program in Kentucky

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Kentucky may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Kentucky by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Kentucky

Lifeline Assistance Program in Louisiana

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Louisiana may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Louisiana by visiting the state’s Department of Children and Family Services.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Louisiana

Lifeline Assistance Program in Maine

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Maine may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Maine by visiting the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Maine

Lifeline Assistance Program in Maryland

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Maryland may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Maryland by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Maryland

Lifeline Assistance Program in Massachusetts

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Massachusetts may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Massachusetts by visiting the state’s Department of Telecommunications and Cable.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Massachusetts

Lifeline Assistance Program in Michigan

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Michigan may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Michigan by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Michigan

Lifeline Assistance Program in Minnesota

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Minnesota may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Minnesota by visiting the state’s Commerce Department.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Minnesota

Lifeline Assistance Program in Mississippi

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Mississippi may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Mississippi by visiting the state’s Public Utilities Staff.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Mississippi

Lifeline Assistance Program in Missouri

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Missouri may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Missouri by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Missouri

Lifeline Assistance Program in Montana

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Montana may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Montana by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Montana

Lifeline Assistance Program in Nebraska

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Nebraska may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Nebraska by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Nebraska

Lifeline Assistance Program in Nevada

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Nevada may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Nevada by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Nevada

Lifeline Assistance Program in New Hampshire

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in New Hampshire may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in New Hampshire by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in New Hampshire

Lifeline Assistance Program in New Jersey

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in New Jersey may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in New Jersey by visiting the state’s Department of Human Services and Division of Aging Services.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in New Jersey

Lifeline Assistance Program in New Mexico

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in New Mexico may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in New Mexico by visiting the state’s Public Regulation Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in New Mexico

Lifeline Assistance Program in New York

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in New York may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in New York by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in New York

Lifeline Assistance Program in North Carolina

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in North Carolina may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in North Carolina by visiting the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in North Carolina

Lifeline Assistance Program in North Dakota

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in North Dakota may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in North Dakota by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in North Dakota

Lifeline Assistance Program in Ohio

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Ohio may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Ohio by visiting the state’s Office of the Consumers’ Counsel.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Ohio

Lifeline Assistance Program in Oklahoma

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Oklahoma may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Oklahoma by visiting the state’s Corporation Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Oklahoma

Lifeline Assistance Program in Oregon

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Oregon may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Oregon by visiting the state’s Public Utility Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Oregon

Lifeline Assistance Program in Pennsylvania

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Pennsylvania may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Pennsylvania by visiting the state’s Public Utility Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Pennsylvania

Lifeline Assistance Program in Rhode Island

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Rhode Island may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Rhode Island by visiting the state’s Public Utility Commission and Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Rhode Island

Lifeline Assistance Program in South Carolina

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in South Carolina may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in South Carolina by visiting the state’s Office of Regulatory Staff.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in South Carolina

Lifeline Assistance Program in South Dakota

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in South Dakota may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in South Dakota by visiting the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in South Dakota

Lifeline Assistance Program in Tennessee

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Tennessee may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Tennessee by visiting the state’s Public Utility Commission

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Tennessee

Lifeline Assistance Program in Texas

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Texas may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Texas by visiting the state’s Public Utility Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Texas

Lifeline Assistance Program in Utah

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Utah may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Utah by visiting the state’s Division of Public Utilities.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Utah

Lifeline Assistance Program in Vermont

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Vermont may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Vermont by visiting the state’s Department of Public Service.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Vermont

Lifeline Assistance Program in Virginia

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Virginia may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Virginia by visiting the state’s Corporation Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Virginia

Lifeline Assistance Program in Washington

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Washington may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Washington by visiting the state’s Health Care Authority.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Washington

Lifeline Assistance Program in West Virginia

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in West Virginia may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in West Virginia by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in West Virginia

Lifeline Assistance Program in Wisconsin

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Wisconsin may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Wisconsin by visiting the state’s Public Service Commission.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Wisconsin

Lifeline Assistance Program in Wyoming

The Lifeline program provides discounted or free phones to eligible individuals in each state, as well as in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Seniors in Wyoming may qualify for a free landline or mobile phone through the program. You can learn more about the Lifeline program in Wyoming by visiting the state’s Department of Family Services.

Lifeline Program Eligibility in Wyoming

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