Lifeline Cell Phone Program
PO Box 5040, Charleston, IL, 61920-5040
Distance: 787 Miles
Provides a discount on monthly cell phone (wireless) service plans, including Internet data, to people who meet the eligibility requirements below.
This company is approved by the State of Minnesota to offer the discount. Only one line per household can qualify.
The phone service must be in your name.
You may use this program if you are on one of the following:
* Federal Public Housing Assistance
* Medicaid/Medical Assistance
* Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) / Food Stamps
* Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
* Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Benefit
If you live on a reservation, you may use this program if you have:
* Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
* Tribally administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Tribally administered Head Start (only those meeting the income standard)
* Food distribution program on an Indian reservation
If you do not participate in any of the above programs, you may still qualify. See website for more information.
You cannot enroll with more than one provider at a time, but you can transfer to a different program if their rules allow it. Requalification happens yearly.
Applications accepted online.
Discounts depend on the plan selected. Some companies may provide a free phone. Customers pay for additional minutes.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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BM-5050.1500Cell Phones Definition
Programs that pay for or provide cellular phones, i.e., electronic devices that are used for mobile telecommunications (mobile telephone, text messaging or data transmission) over a cellular network of specialized base stations known as cell sites. Also included are programs that furnish smartphones, i.e., mobile phones with advanced capabilities such as Wi-Fi and e-book reader features that function more like miniature computers with phone capabilities. Some programs limit their cell phone provision service to special targeted populations such as victims of domestic abuse or others in vulnerable situations who are authorized to use the phones in emergency situations only.
BV-8900.1700-850Discounted Telephone Service Definition
Telephone companies and wireless service providers that offer their services at below normal rates for people who meet age, disability, income, need or other requirements. Telephone equipment and/or cell phones may also be provided.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YL-3300.6500Poverty Level Definition
People whose annual income is within the federal poverty level guidelines which vary according to family size and are revised annually.