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Lifeline and Link-Up
Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both.
Only one Lifeline credit is available per household. Lifeline is designed to ensure service remains affordable to all residents.
Ask ITC for a Lifeline application. You will need the following information to apply: First and last name, address, date of birth, last four digits of your social security number (or tribal ID number). You should also show at least one of these items: Photo ID, prior year’s tax return, social security card, or other document to prove your identity.
You will need to prove that you are eligible for a Lifeline benefit. The person on the official document can be you, your dependent, or a member of your household. You can show a pay stub or tax return to prove your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. You also can show a card or award letter to prove participation in at least one of these programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA).
- Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension.
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- Other Programs for Tribal Lands
ITC will process your application and may ask you to fill out additional forms. If approved, you will receive your Lifeline discount toward your bill. If you want to apply your discount to an existing service, contact your company.
If you believe you are eligible for Lifeline, stop by the ITC office and fill out an application form or call our office at 1.800.417.8667 for assistance.