Monday, September 6, 2010

How to get a free cell phone or discounted landline through the Government

If you can not afford phone service you can actually get free cell phone service or discounted landline service for your home through the Government if you qualify .

Typically if you have income that is at or below 135% poverty level which in most states except Alaska and Hawaii varies but is from $14,621 for a family of one to $49,964 for a family of eight. For every person past 8 in the family you add an additional $5,049

and/or if you receive any of the following you will qualify;

  • Medicaid

  • Food Stamps

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or

  • The National School Lunch Programs Free Lunch Program 


    Having phone service is crucial and people need to be able to contact and be contacted by their place of employment, be reached by their children's schools, their Doctor's and be able to phone for help in the event of an emergency.

    I hope this information will be useful to anyone who is need of a free or discounted phone.


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