Two Steps to Get Lifeline
Apply now to confirm you qualify for the Lifeline program. You may be eligible to get Lifeline based on your income or participation in a government assistance program. Learn more about qualifying
If you live in California, Oregon, or Texas, check with your phone or internet company or visit your state website to find out how to apply for the program.
Sign Up to Get Lifeline
After you qualify, choose a phone or internet company near you and sign up for service with them. You can also ask your current company to apply your Lifeline benefit to a service you are already getting.
Every year, USAC will check to confirm you still qualify.
Change My Company
You may transfer your Lifeline benefit to a new company at any time.
Learn about your rights as a consumer in the program.
If you live on Tribal lands, you can receive a discount of up to $34.25 per month, and up to a $100 reduction for first-time connection charges