The Lifeline program was established by the federal government to help people obtain telephone services by offering a discounted package. For these subscribers, Lifeline Landing’s partners provide a FREE cellular phone, as well as FREE minutes every month (in most states) without sacrificing the features you would typically use with any other cell phone such as Caller ID, Texting, and Voicemail. These services DO NOT require a credit check or deposit and there is absolutely no contract involved. Best of all, there are no recurring charges, monthly fees, or surcharges.
Data services, Text Messaging and other enhanced services or features, international long distance and access to “900″ numbers are not available to Lifeline customers. Other restrictions may apply. Please refer to your state specific information for details.
See your state in the table below for eligibility and available savings in your area.
Forms of documentation necessary for enrollment: All subscribers will be required to demonstrate eligibility based at least on (1) Household income at or below 135% of Federal Poverty guidelines for a household of that size; Residents of Michigan the Poverty guidelines are 150% (see application).
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OR (2) the household’s participation in one of the federal assistance programs.
1. Current or prior year’s statement of benefits from a qualifying state, federal or Tribal program.
2. A notice letter of participation in a qualifying state, federal or Tribal program.
3. Program participation documents (e.g.: consumers SNAP card, Medicaid card, or copy thereof).
4. Other official document evidencing the consumer’s participation in a qualifying state, federal or Tribal program.
Income eligibility: Prior Year’s state, federal or Tribal tax return, current income statement from an employer or paycheck. Social Security statement of benefits. Veterans Administration statement of benefits. Retirement/pension statement of benefits. Unemployment/Workmen’s comp statement of benefits. Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance. Divorce decree, child support award, or other official document containing income information for at least three (3) months time. Lifeline Landing will NOT retain a copy of this documentation.
Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the program.
Participation in at least one of the following federal assistance programs:
Additional Tribal assistance programs: