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What are the Benefits?

An eligible consumer can receive discounted service on either a wireline or wireless connection (home telephone or cell phone service) but the discount is available for only one telephone connection per household. Discounts do not apply to taxes, surcharges, and mileage charges.

Eligible consumers can receive up to $9.25 per month in discounts. Additional state support may be available.

Tribal Consumers

In addition to the benefits described above, eligible residents of Indian reservations or Tribal lands can receive up to an additional $25 in discounts.

One Discount per Household

Customers can only receive one discounted phone per household. USAC, the company that administers the Lifeline Program, will contact you if you receive discounts on more than one telephone and will ask you to choose one discount to keep. Read the FCC's tip sheet to learn more about what happens if you are contacted.

Visit the FCC's website for more information from the FCC Lifeline Public Service Announcements (PSAs).