Lifeline and Disabled Programs
The Lifeline and Disabled programs provide discounts for essential local telecommunications service from participating companies. Both programs are described in this brochure as well as below:
This program is intended to provide discounted service to qualifying low-income households. Participation is limited to one discount per household if one of the following qualifying criteria is met:
- Food stamps
- MO HealthNet (Medicaid)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
- Federal Public Housing Assistance, or
- Annual household income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty level.
The program is administered in a partnership arrangement between the Federal Communications Commission and the PSC. The program is funded by the federal universal service fund and the Missouri universal service fund. This program provides a discount of up to $24.00.
For more information about the Lifeline program, including a list of participating companies visit www.lifelinesupport.org
This program provides a monthly $24.00 discount for a household meeting one of the following qualifying criteria:
- Veteran Administration Disability Benefits
- State Blind Pension
- State Aid to Blind Persons
- State Supplemental Disability Assistance Payments Administered by the Family Support Division
- Social Security Disability
Funding is solely provided by the Missouri USF and is limited to landline phone service by a participating company. Participation is limited to one discount per household and may not be combined with the Lifeline program.