Lifeline and Link-Up for VCI Customers in Minnesota
Lifeline is a government program that offers qualified people a discount on their monthly local telephone bill. Each state has its own guidelines to qualify.
How much can I save on my phone bill?
You will save up to $9.29. These benefits apply to your local telephone service charges that you purchase as a flat rate service, measured service and local service purchased as part of a bundled service. These benefits will also cover your subscriber line charge.
How do I know if I'm eligible?
You're eligible for Lifeline if you participate in any of the following programs:
Food Support (Food Stamps)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP)
Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
National School Lunch free lunch program
Income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
Are there any restrictions?
Lifeline can only be used for the main telephone line in a household. The name on your phone bill must match the name of the participant who is eligible for the program. Lifeline customers may purchase all services offered to non-Lifeline customers.
How do I apply?
To apply for Lifeline call 1-800-923-8375 for an application. You will be asked to provide proof of your eligibility by returning a signed self-certification form. Your Lifeline benefits will take effect when proof of eligibility is received.