Lifeline/Link Up Assistance Program
Need Help Paying for Your Telephone or Internet Bill?
Lifeline is a federal program that provides monthly assistance for qualifying households on residential telephone
or broadband service. Eligible Telecommunication Carriers (ETC) or Lifeline Broadband Providers (LBP) offer the
service types listed below to qualified consumers. The Lifeline benefit is limited to one per household and may
be applied to one of the following services:
• Fixed Voice
• Mobile Voice
• Fixed Broadband
• Mobile Broadband
• Voice and Broadband Bundle
You may qualify for Lifeline if you or your household participates in any of the following programs:
Your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
A Mississippi Public Serice Commission Lifeline Assistance Form (MPSC) is available to assist potential Lifeline participants enrolling in this program and includes a list of the current ETCs designated by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
Additional assistance is available for eligible residents living on tribal lands.
Lifeline is a federal benefit; only one Lifeline service is available per household; a household cannot receive benefits from multiple providers such as broadband, wireline, and wireless services; a household is defined for Lifeline eligibility as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share their income and expenses (economic unit); and Lifeline is a non-transferable benefit. Violation of the one per household rule requirement would constitute a violation of the Federal Communications Commission's rules and would result in the consumer's de-enrollment from the program, and potentially, prosecution by the United States government.
|135% OF THE 2017 FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES|
|Persons in Family or Household||
|For each additional person, add||$5,643||$470||$109|