Lifeline/Link Up Telephone Assistance Program
Need Help Paying for Your Telephone Bill?
The Lifeline assistance program provides a monthly credit on your residential
telephone service. Link Up support was available at one time to help reduce connection charges, but has
been eliminated for non-Tribal areas.
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 Lifeline Assistance Form is available on the Mississippi Public Service Commission's website, to assist potential Lifeline participants with enrolling in this program with their telecommunication service provider.
Additional assistance is available for eligible residents of Indian reservations or 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 a 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 2016 FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES|
|Persons in Family or Household||
|For each additional person, add||$5,616||$468||$108|