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The Ultimate Guide to Internet Service for SSI Recipients

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When is the Best Time to Upgrade Your Phone: The Ultimate Guide

Cell phones have become our constant companions, keeping us connected, entertained, and informed. But how long do these devices last, and when is it time to upgrade? Let's explore the intricacies…

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Emergency Broadband Benefit vs. Affordable Connectivity Program

In 2021, the Consolidated Appropriations Act appropriated $3.2 billion to the FCC to make broadband service more affordable for low-income households. As a temporary solution for the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

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How to Use Phone as a Hotspot

Today's internet is impressive. The speed with which a person can upload and download information virtually anywhere is staggering. However, there are times when the internet becomes unavailable for your…

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Who Qualifies For Internet Subsidies? A Complete Guide to Affordable Internet

Is your family in need of free or affordable internet? If so, you may ask, “How do I qualify for free internet?” Depending on your financial status, you may be…

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What is Broadband Internet?

Modern life means being connected to the internet. You need reliable connections to work, communicate, entertain, and access information effectively. To truly get what you need, you have to have…

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Lifeline Program

Due to sharing many of the same eligibility requirements those currently enrolled in the lifeline program may qualify for The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) also.

Medicaid / Medi-Cal

Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program or state equivalent,
  • Name of the beneficiary,
  • Address of the beneficiary, and
  • Date of the award

OR

Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program or state equivalent,
  • Name of the beneficiary
  • Medical Identification number, OR
  • Case number,
  • Eligibility dates, OR
  • Current participation status

Federal Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans & Survivors Pension Benefit

Pension Grant Letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Participant’s name
  • Address
  • A decision about the participant’s monthly entitlement amount
  • Payment start date

Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

FPHA award letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Date of the award,
  • Name of the beneficiary, and
  • Award amount.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Approval Letter or Benefit Statement issued by the SSA, or on SSA letterhead.

  • Consumer’s name
  • Date
  • Eligibility Date
  • Claim number OR Other consumer identification number
  • Payment amount

SNAP / Food Stamps / CalFresh

Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Name of the beneficiary,
  • Eligibility dates, OR
  • Current participation status

OR

Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program or state equivalent,
  • Name of the beneficiary,
  • Case number,
  • Eligibility dates, OR
  • Current participation status