Missouri's Telephone Assistance Programs

Programs are available in Missouri offering discounted phone service if a subscriber or member of the subscriber's household meets certain qualifying criteria. This program may also be called "Lifeline" or "Missouri USF."
 
An application must be completed along with proof of participation in one of the qualifying programs and sent to your local telephone provider. 
 
The Low-Income program offers discounts of up to $12.75 per month depending on your local phone company. 
 
The Disabled program is limited to a $3.50 monthly discount.   

Qualifying Criteria for Low-Income Program

  • Food Stamps
  • MO HealthNet (Medicaid)
  • Low Income/Home Energy Assistance Program
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • National School Lunch Program
  • 135% of the Federal Poverty Level

Qualifying Criteria for Disabled Program   

  • Veteran Administration Disability Benefits
  • State Blind Pension 
  • State Aid to Blind Persons
  • State Supplemental Disability Assistance Payments Administered by the Family Support Division
  • Federal Social Security Disability

 

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