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Programs that provide financial assistance for people who are at risk for having their utilities shut off; offer discounted utility services; provide disconnection protection; arrange for notification regarding pending disconnection; make available special services such as large print utility bills or levalized energy bill payment arrangements which support people's ability to make their payments; or supply wood, propane, butane or other fuel for heating or cooking purposes in situations where people have no other means of acquiring them. (AIRS BV-8900)

Phone: 855-846-8376
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Phone: 855-846-8376
Toll Free Phone: 1-855-846-8376
Eligibility: Must meet all these criteria: Be located where Comcast offers Internet service; Have at least one child receiving free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program; Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days; Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment.
Services Provided: Internet Essestials offers families $9.95 (plus tax) a month Internet service and a low-cost computer to qualified applicants.
Never pay any price increases or pay any activation or equipment rental fees.
Option to buy a computer at initial enrollment for the low price of just $149.99 + tax
Free Internet training available — online, in print and in person.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
PO Box 220009
Milwaukie, OR 97269-0009
Phone: 800-723-3546
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Address:
PO Box 220009
Milwaukie, OR 97269-0009
Phone: 800-723-3546
Toll Free Phone: 800-378-1684
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Eligibility: Income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and/or participation in government assistance programs such as SSI, SNAP, TANF, NSLP, Medicaid, LIHEAP, etc. Service is limited to one person per household.
Services Provided: A US government-supported, LifeLine cell phone program for income-eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc.Only one Lifeline service may be obtained per household.

  • Discounted Telephone Service
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Last Updated: 11/6/2020
One Levee Way Ste 3106
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 888-900-5899
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Address:
One Levee Way Ste 3106
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 888-900-5899
Fax: 888-594-4473
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Eligibility: Income eligible and participation in a qualifying government assistance program.
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Access Wireless provides free cell phone plans for low income families. Use services locator on website.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/15/2020
700 12th Street Northwest Ste 900
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-234-9473
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Organization Name: Universal Service Administrative Co
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Address:
700 12th Street Northwest Ste 900
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-234-9473
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Email: lifelinesupport@usac.org
Eligibility: Income based. Call for more information.
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The federal Lifeline Program (formerly known as UTAP) assists families by providing a discount to either voice or broadband internet connectivity services, but not both. Eligibility for either discounted phone or internet service is determined by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). For eligible cell phone or internet service, contact the local phone or internet company.

Find a company: Locator for companies participating in the lifeline program.

  • Discounted Telephone Service
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/30/2020
6710 Virginia Parkway
Mckinney, TX 75071
Phone: 855-754-6543
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Address:
6710 Virginia Parkway
Mckinney, TX 75071
Phone: 855-754-6543
Toll Free Phone: 855-754-6543
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Eligibility: For participants in government assistance programs government assistance programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, meeting income criteria are met.
Services Provided: Provides website with information on the Lifeline Assistance program and the wireless companies that participate in the program.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/8/2020
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PO Box 2840
Covington, GA 30015
Phone: 888-543-3620
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Address:
PO Box 2840
Covington, GA 30015
Phone: 888-543-3620
Fax: 866-770-6110
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Email: info@lifewireless.com
Eligibility: Fill out eligibility pre-screening on website. In general, if a subscriber participates in any of the following programs, they are qualified for low-income telephone assistance: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps, Medicaid, National Free School Lunch Program, Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or an income that is at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Services Provided: Participates in the federal Lifeline Program, offering free cell phones with service for those who qualify.

  • Discounted Telephone Service
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Last Updated: 11/6/2020
Address:
Omaha, NE
Toll Free Phone: 800-223-3131
Fax: 866-826-4839
Email: julie.west@qwest.com
Services Provided: Telephone assistance for disabled: vision-or hearing-impaired, or who have mobility, cognitive or other disabilities.

Hearing Augmentation Aids
Specialized Telecommunications Equipment
Telecommunication Relay Services
Visual/Reading Aids
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Last Updated: 1/7/2020
PO Box 5040
Charleston, IL 61920-9907
Phone: 888-321-5880
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PO Box 5040
Charleston, IL 61920-9907
Phone: 888-321-5880
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Email: ourteam@assurancewireless.com
Eligibility: Low income (see online income chart) and/or recipients of any of the following programs: Medicaid; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Food Stamps/SNAP; Section 8/ Federal Public Housing Assistance; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); National School Free Lunch Program (NSLP); Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
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A federal Lifeline Assistance program provided by Virgin Mobile. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/15/2020