Plainfield Offers Federal Lifeline Subsidy

  • Published 2021-03-11

The Lifeline program provides up to a $9.25 monthly discount on service for eligible low-income subscribers. Subscribers may receive a Lifeline discount on either a broadband Internet service, broadband-voice (phone), wireline, or a wireless phone service, but they may not receive a discount on more than one service at a time. FCC rules prohibit more than one Lifeline service per household.

Apply here to qualify for the Lifeline subsidy on your Whip City Fiber Service.

The Lifeline program is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC is responsible for helping consumers apply for the program, understand eligibility requirements, and keep their benefit current through an annual recertification process. USAC’s website provides additional information regarding the program, including program requirements.

To participate in the Lifeline program, consumers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in certain federal assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, or certain Tribal Programs. You can see if you are eligible by reviewing the information available at (click “Do I Qualify?”).

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