Additional Support for Tribal Lands
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.
Enhanced Monthly Support
You can receive up to $25 per month in addition to the standard Lifeline benefit of up to $9.25 if you live on federally-recognized Tribal lands.
Link Up can reimburse the full cost of initiating service with certain phone companies at your primary residence, up to $100. If the cost of initiating service is more than $100, the company will provide a no-interest payment plan for up to $200 for up to one year.
If you reside on federally-recognized Tribal lands, you are eligible for Link Up. Link Up is a one-time benefit per address; you can request Link Up each time you change your primary residential address.
Which Tribal Lands?
A nationwide map showing all federally-recognized Tribal lands eligible for enhanced Lifeline and Link Up support can be found at:
- Eligible Tribal Lands for the Lifeline Program map and the shapefile of Tribal lands (for informational reference purposes only)
Federally-recognized Tribal lands shown on the nationwide map above include:
- Former reservations in Oklahoma:
- Alaska Native regions established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (view maps: 2010 U.S. Census American Indians and Alaska Natives Map – Alaska, State of Alaska ANCSA Boundaries Map)
- Indian allotments
- Hawaiian Home Lands (view map: 2010 U.S. Census Hawaiian Homelands)
- Any land approved as Tribal for the purposes of the Lifeline Program by the FCC’s Office of Native Affairs and Policy and Wireline Competition Bureau
Your Lifeline company can help determine whether your address is on Tribal lands.
- For a high-level overview of the Lifeline Program and enhanced Tribal benefit, review the Tribal Advocate Training
- For more information about how Tribal consumers can apply and manage their benefit, review the Tribal Flyer
- Download the Tribal Toolkit for a compilation of educational resources about the Lifeline Program for Tribal consumers