Eligible consumers can get up to $9.25 off the cost of phone, internet, or bundled services.

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.

Already Receive Lifeline? Manage Your Benefit


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.

Your Rights

Learn about your rights as a consumer in the program.

Tribal Benefit

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

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