How do seniors get free cell phones?

The government has really put great thoughts into this project and it has been helping senior citizens as wells as other low-income earners–young or old. Then offer doesn’t end at giving cell phones to these individuals, it also ensures that they get a cell phone plan that allows them to make calls, send texts, and use data for free for a whole month.

This article will show you how you or your beloved elderly can benefit from this program. As mentioned, earlier, remember that the offer is also open to all low-income earners and is referred to as the lifeline program.

How do seniors benefit from the lifeline program?

It is easy to get through. There are basically three steps to do it and they are:

  • Ensure that you are eligible to benefit from the program
  • Ensure that you have chosen the best provider. Choosing a provider should not be a difficult feat for you. You can always look online to find some of the best deals.
  • Visit the lifeline provider and follow all the necessary steps like filling the application and signing up for the service. Some lifeline providers make it easy to sign up. All you have to do is visit their website and do it all from there.

Who is qualified to benefit from the service?

Remember that seniors and low-income earners are the only beneficiaries of the lifeline program. However, not every senior or low-income earner can enjoy the service. Below is a list of requirements that you have to meet to be able to enjoy the service.

  1. If you are already on any of the following programs, you are automatically qualified for the service.
  • Supplementary Security Income (SSI).
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • Public Housing Assistance.
  • Food Stamps.
  • Medicaid.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
  • Supplementary Security Income (SSI).
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance.
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free School Lunch.

If you are already a beneficiary of any of the above programs, you are eligible to enjoy the program.

  1. If you can prove that you live on an income that is below the Federal Poverty Guidelines’ of 135%, you will also be eligible to get the benefits. Note that this offer is also open to seniors who may not have made the cut for the first option.

How do I know the best service provider to choose?

Choosing a service provider shouldn’t be very difficult to do. All you have to do is compare and contrast a few service providers and see what they offer in terms of call minutes, the number of text messages allowed, and data in one month. Choose the one that works best for you.

The bottom line is to ensure that you are qualified, choose the best service provider, and begin to enjoy the services.