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The Lifeline Program is a federal assistance program in the United States that provides eligible low-income households with discounted or free phone and internet services. The program is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and is designed to help ensure that low-income households have access to basic communication services.
Lifeline provides a discount of up to $9.25 per month on a phone or internet service bill for eligible households. Eligible households can use this discount for phone service, internet service, or a combination of both.
To be eligible for Lifeline, a household must have an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines or participate in one of several federal assistance programs, such as Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or SSI (Supplemental Security Income).
Overall, the Lifeline Program plays a critical role in helping low-income households stay connected to essential communication services, such as phone and internet, which are necessary for accessing employment, education, healthcare, and other important resources.