Telephone Carrier Program
New York State Lifeline Discounted Telephone Service is an assistance program offered by many telephone providers, including some wireless and cable companies, to help income-eligible consumers save money on their phone bills.
Qualifying consumers can apply to “Lifeline” to receive a monthly discount on either their landline telephone service or their wireless service.
In New York State, consumers can qualify for the “Lifeline Program” based on the following eligibility criteria:
Income-Based: Your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Government Assistance Programs: You participate in one of the following programs.
|Federal Programs||State Programs|
|► Medicaid||► Family Assistance/Safety Net Assistance|
|► Supplemental Security Income (SSI)||► Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)|
|► Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)||► National School Lunch Program|
|► Federal Public Housing Assistance||——–||► Veteran’s Pension and Survivors Benefit||——–|
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A person can be labeled as a “public charge” if they use some government benefits and plan to apply for a green card. This can affect your immigration status. Not all government programs affect your immigration status. Changes have been applied with some frequency in the last months. Please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures for updates. Since March 2021, the Public Charge rule is now blocked nationwide.
For information about how you can be impacted by the rule, call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm.
La nueva ley de “carga pública”aplica a las personas que usan algunos beneficios o programas del gobierno y que desean aplicar a residencia americana. Esto puede afectar el proceso de inmigración. Desde Marzo 9 de 2021 la norma de la carga pública ahora está bloqueada en todo el país.
Updated on June 9, 2021