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Need help paying your phone bill?


Last updated 8/9/2021 at 9:42pm

Need help paying your phone bill?

Many low-income families qualify for assistance with phone charges, but don't realize that this help is available. You are allowed only one Lifeline discount per household. You cannot transfer your Lifeline discount to someone else, even if he or she is eligible. Lifeline is a federally funded program created to provide every customer the opportunity to have affordable internet and/or telephone service. Lifeline provides qualified customers with a monthly discount if you are enrolled in one of the following:

• Food Stamps (SNAP)

• Federal Public Housing Assistance

• Supplemental Security Income

• Medicaid

• Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension

Individuals who live on a federally recognized reservation or trust land may qualify for a discount if they receive assistance from one of the following:

• Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance program

• Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

• Tribal Head Start (meeting income qualifying standards)

• Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

If you do not participate in one or more of the programs listed above, you may qualify for Lifeline if your household income does not exceed 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see table).


1. For a quicker response - enter your application online at http://www.checklifeline.org.

2. Mail your paper application to the Lifeline Support Center.

3. Fill out and submit your application online at the Venture Communications office.


Applications are available online at http://www.lifelinesupport.com or at your local Venture Communications office.


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