About Lifeline



Lifeline is an FCC program that helps make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers.

Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on qualifying monthly telephone service, broadband Internet service, or bundled voice-broadband packages purchased from participating wireline or wireless providers.

Lifeline provides up to a $9.25 monthly discount on service for eligible low-income subscribers and up to $34.25 per month for eligible subscribers on Tribal lands.

Only one discount is allowed per household. A household is a group of people who live together and share income and expenses.

Check your eligibility for the Lifeline Program

You may be eligible for Lifeline based on Household Income or
if you (or someone in your household) participate in certain federal assistance programs.

Income-Based Eligibility

A household is eligible for the Lifeline if the household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

SNAP (Food Stamps)

SNAP is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It was formerly known as Food Stamps.


Medicare is available nationally to cover seniors and people under the age of 65 with certain disabilities.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program by Social Security Administration (SSA) that provides monthly payments to eligible adults and children with a disability or blindness.


FPHA is Federal Public Housing Assistance program. Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) and Affordable Housing Programs for Natives are also included.

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Qualifying Tribal lands

If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you are eligible for the Lifeline if your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Indian Affairs Assistance

Is receiving a benefit under the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance program.

Tribal TANF

Is participating in a program under the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Head Start (Tribal program)

Only households meeting the income qualifying standard are eligible under the “Head Start” Tribal Assistance Program.

Food Distribution Program

A person eligible for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

When Applying for Lifeline you need to upload one or more program-related documents as proof of participation in one of these programs.

Lifeline eligibility will be determined by USAC’s National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, or through a verification process approved by the FCC.

Call IPC’s Customer Support 833-778-0321 (Toll-Free)

Find out how you can enroll in the Lifeline program and get all your questions answered.

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*Lifeline Enrollments are subject to the Lifeline Program Rules and Requirements.

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