Life Line Program

Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service. Lifeline is part of the Universal Service Fund.

f you are interested in applying for the Lifeline Program to receive discounts, or you are trying to locate information in your state, this information is available at The first step you need to take is to determine if you are eligible for the program. Try using the Pre-Screening Tool to determine your eligibility.

Other name(s)

Lifeline Program for Low Income Consumers




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