Consumer Financial Support
Subsidizes the cost of phone and broadband service for low income households. Lifeline is a federal program that offers a monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers (up to $34.25 for those living on Tribal/Native lands).
Eligible Recipients Detail:
A consumer can qualify for the Lifeline benefit if their income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines, or if they participate in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit, or Tribal Programs.
Private Internet Service; Broadband Enabled Devices
Eligible Purpose Detail:
Lifeline subscribers can apply their benefit to home or mobile phone service or to high-speed broadband.