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Lifeline Qualifications

Qualifications

Lifeline support lowers the cost of monthly service. An eligible customer may receive the Lifeline discount on either a wireline or wireless connection, but the discount is available for only one service connection per household. Lifeline discounts do not apply to taxes, surcharges, and mileage charges.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance*
  • Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard)*
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)*
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations*
  • You can also get Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The guideline is based on your household size and state.

    *You must reside on Tribal Lands

To qualify for U.S. Cellular's Lifeline service discount, you must be a resident of one of these states and provide a card, letter, or another document as proof that you qualify for one of the programs listed above.

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
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