Telephone Assistance Programs

You Can Get Help to Lower the Cost of Your Telephone Service

Lifeline is a program that provides reduced telephone costs to eligible customers of qualified telephone services. Act 183, signed into law on Nov. 19, 2004, and effective on Dec. 1, 2004, expanded eligibility to recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Medical Assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or the National School Free Lunch Program.

View the Lifeline flyer here:

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Additional information about Lifeline is available on the following Web sites:

If you are interested in learning more about Pennsylvania Department of Human Services programs, please go to our COMPASS web site for more information or to apply online.