Nevada, the state with the highest unemployment rate, has thousands struggling to meet their basic needs. Luckily the US government’s Lifeline program is offering free government cell phones in Nevada.
This program offers quality phone coverage. Without coverage, unemployed individuals cannot receive call backs regarding jobs, and disabled individuals cannot contact their many doctors.
It also benefits low income parents so that they can keep in touch with their child’s school, daycare or babysitter. Nevada Lifeline also helps out the homeless population in Nevada, allowing them to conduct job searches and call about resources that may be helpful to them.
The Lifeline Program was created to help low income individuals and their families. It is funded through the Universal Service Fund.
The eligibility requirements for this program in Nevada are straight forward. Households qualify based on annual income. For example: a household of one can make no more than $19,058 annually.
Add $6,685 for each additional person up to a household of four, and after that only add $6,545 for each additional person.
If a household is already receiving benefits such as:
- Food Stamps
- Public Housing
- Energy Assistance
- National School Lunch
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Total household income at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
Households can obtain free government cell phones (with discounted cell service plans) through approved Lifeline providers such as Q Link Wireless. Service under Q Link Wireless is 100% free for up to 250 minutes a month. They have three different options to choose from based on individual households needs.
To apply for Lifeline’s free government cell phone service, enter your information in the form below and you’ll be redirected to a Lifeline provider in Nevada