The program aims to cushion Americans adversely affected by the ongoing economic recession that has led to layoffs and budget cuts for many citizens. This program will enable them to stay in touch with family, friends, potential employers and state agencies.
As a result, the phone service providers in the state are offering payment discounts ranging from $13 – $14 on base monthly charges. The program also has a subsection known as Link-Up that provides discounts on phone installation.
The firm pays up to 50% of the expenses incurred in installation up to a maximum of $30. If the costs rises beyond this amount, you can spread the balance and pay in installments for up to a year. In order to qualify:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Food Stamps
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- National School Lunch Program (Free Lunch Program Only)
- Reach Up
This means that low-income earners or the unemployed are likely to benefit from the program because it will save them money while keeping them in contact with state agencies that offer essential services and potential employers.
This coincides with the government’s drive to combat poverty and unemployment across the country through relief programs aimed at strengthening ordinary Americans.
Signing up for Lifeline and receiving a free cell phone with free minutes every month is very simple. Q Link Wireless one of the leading providers of the Lifeline service in Vermont has a very quick application process. To sign up for this service, fill out the form below and click ‘Get your free phone’.