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Am I Eligible?

A discount for one telephone line per eligible household is available through your telecommunications company. A household means everyone (including children and people who are not related to you) who lives in your home and shares income and household expenses.

Lifeline Pre-Screening Tool

The Lifeline Program Pre-Screening Tool can help you determine whether your household is eligible for assistance. It usually takes less than 15 minutes to complete.

To view this tool, please download the latest version of Adobe FLASH software.

To apply for a discount, you must contact your telecommunications company or designated state agency directly. You cannot apply for support through USAC.

For more information regarding eligibility, or if you are having trouble accessing the Lifeline Pre-Screening Tool, visit the Eligibility Requirements page.