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 $15.75 per month depending on your local phone company. 
The Disabled program is limited to a $6.50 monthly discount.   

Qualifying Criteria for Lifeline Program

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps)
  • MO HealthNet (Medicaid)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • 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
  • Federal Social Security Disability


Commonly Asked Questions This link provides answers to some commonly asked questions about Lifeline and Disabled programs.


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