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Discounted Telephone Service by Lifeline Assistance

 
clipart4310830Lifeline Assistance
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.
 
Services
Qualifying consumers can apply to “Lifeline” to receive a monthly discount on either their landline telephone service or their wireless service.
 
Eligibility
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 ——–

 
Application
Federal program participation: Apply online.
State program participation: Contact a telephone carrier and ask about their Lifeline Program.