Posted on August 9, 2021
Lifeline Support for Affordable Communications
Lifeline is a federal program to help low-income subscribers stay connected by providing a monthly discount of $17.02 on telephone and internet service. A household is defined as a group of people who live together and share income and expenses.
Lifeline is available to eligible low-income subscribers in every U.S. state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands.
To qualify for Lifeline, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidlines or participated in at least one of the assistance programs listed below:
- Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assitance
- Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Head State (if income eligibility criteria are met)
If you have any questions, please contact a Rainbow Customer Service Representative at 800-892-0163.