Lifeline Low Income Assistance Program
You may be eligible for discounts of $9.25 on your monthly telephone charges.
Lifeline Low Income Assistance is a government benefit program that provides monthly discounts on ONE telephone service (wireline or wireless) for low-income consumers. Lifeline is a non-transferable benefit and is available to eligible low-income consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth and on Tribal lands. You must be eligible to enroll, and you must re-certify your eligibility with the service provider every year. Federal rules prohibit eligible consumers from receiving more than one Lifeline service per household.
Through the assistance program, administered by the Federal government, eligible individuals who are currently receiving benefits via one of the following programs may also be eligible for a discount on their Basic Telephone Service. Toll blocking is available at no charge for low income customers that qualify. Individuals may qualify for this discount by being a participant in one of the following programs:
Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
o Supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP)
o Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
o Federal Public housing assistance (FPHA)
o Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension
o Income-based eligibility and Additional eligibility programs for Tribal lands.
Participation in a Federal program alone, such as Social Security, does not constitute eligibility for these phone charge discounts. The legislature expanded Lifeline eligibility to include all residents who have a monthly household gross income at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty level. Lifeline is a government assistance program and service is non-transferable. Only eligible customers may enroll and the program is limited to one discount per household.
To determine if you are eligible, please go to Am I Eligible? This will walk you through a few questions and let you know if you qualify for the discount.
Another option to verify eligibility is to complete this form and return it to the Roggen Telephone office. Please click here for the Lifeline Eligibility Form.
If you have questions or need to contact the Roggen Telephone office, please call 303-849-5260.