WHAT IS LIFELINE?
Lifeline is a government program offering qualified low income households a discount on unlimited basic telephone service with the availability of long distance restrictions. The Idaho Telephone Service Assistance program (ITSAP) offers a $2.50 discount
on monthly telephone bills. The Federal Communication Commission’s Lifeline Program (Lifeline) offers a monthly discount of $7.25 to voice only subscribers. Total of $9.75 off your monthly telephone bill if you qualify for both ITSAP and
Lifeline. Lifeline discount of $9.25 may be applied to your internet service now! You can only receive a discount on ONE option – phone or internet. One lifeline discount per household.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To qualify for both ITSAP and Lifeline, you must be a residential customer who is:
- Head of Household
- Income Eligible (income cannot exceed 135% if Federal Poverty Guidelines).
- In a federal assistance program such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Veterans Sand Survivors Pension Benefit.
HOW TO APPLY?
- You can apply online by going to the National Verifier consumer portal at CheckLifeline.org/lifeline and creating an account.
- Apply by mail: You will mail in your finished lifeline application, household worksheet and proof of eligibility to Lifeline support center PO Box 7081 London KY 40742. Applications can be printed from CheckLifeline.org/lifeline.
- Contact RTI if you need help in the lifeline process.
You can find this and more information about Lifeline at the website for Universal Service Administrative Company, usac.org.