Do You Qualify?
How To Qualify For Free Lifeline Phone Service
It’s easy to find out if you’re eligible for a free cell phone and free monthly service with Assist Wireless! You may qualify by Program or Income.
Learn more about Program-based and Income-based Lifeline eligibility below!
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Qualifying For Lifeline By Program Participation
If you are currently a recipient of any of the approved government assistance programs listed below you may qualify for a FREE cell phone and discounted monthly wireless service.
Lifeline is managed by the FFC’s Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund. If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program. Then, and only then, can we provide free or subsidized cell phone service for low-income families or fixed-income seniors who qualify.
Qualifying For Lifeline By Income
If your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your state and/or the federal government, you may qualify for Lifeline service. To receive your Lifeline discount based on total household income, you must provide copies of proof documents.
|PERSONS IN HOUSEHOLD||48 CONTIGUOUS STATES, DC, & TERRITORIES|
|Add $6,129 for each additional person|
*The table above reflects the 135% of the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months’ worth of the same type of document from the previous twelve months.
Providing Proof Of Identification
In addition to providing proof of qualifying programs, you will also need to provide an accepted form of identification.
We may also accept other forms of ID or a combination of items not on this list. If you have questions about additional forms of ID or would like to know if your documentation will be accepted, please call Customer Service at (855) 392-7747.
Providing Proof Of Address
In addition to providing proof of qualifying programs or income, you will also need to provide an accepted form of address.
*All address proof documents must contain your full name, the address matching your application, and be recently dated.
**All three elements listed above must be visible within a single image when enrolling online.
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