Lifeline is an assistance program offered by many local telephone companies. The Lifeline program helps eligible low-income consumers save money on their phone bills. It provides lower basic local service charges. No subscriber line charge – at least $6.50 off each monthly bill. The total savings vary depending on the telephone company. 


This service is available to income eligible telephone customers who participate in, or are eligible to participate in, any of these government programs; Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Home energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Food Stamps, Medicaid, Veteran’s Disability or Surviving Spouse Pension, Family Assistance, or Safety Net Assistance. 


Many telephone companies have information about Lifeline in their directories. You can also call your local telephone company’s customer service representative or the Office for the Aging 697-5700 for more information.