Lifeline Assistance Program

Premier Communications offers a Federal Lifeline Benefit Program that could provide a $9.25 monthly benefit on voice or broadband services depending on eligibility.

Changes to Lifeline and What It Means for You

On December 2, 2016, there were changes made to the Lifeline program; these changes are outlined below.

Voice and Broadband are now supported services for the monthly benefit

You will be able to choose what service to apply your Lifeline discount to; Telephone, Broadband Internet Access Services, or Service Bundle, but you can only receive a discount on ONE option per household – phone or Internet.

How to qualify for a Lifeline discount

To be eligible for Lifeline assistance, you must meet income-based criterion currently defined as at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see brochure) OR participate in at least one of the following programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Program

Lifeline affords you certain minimum features

Lifeline-discounted services include:

Voice Services:

  1. A home landline telephone service
  2. Wireless (cell-phone) voice plan – 500 minutes per month

Internet/Data Services:

  1. Wireless (cell-phone) Data Plan – 500 MB per month at 3G speeds
  2. Home Internet service – 15 mbps/2 mbps (download/upload) speeds for home Internet plans

* Only one benefit is available per household; either phone service (home or wireless) or internet (home or mobile), but not both.

For more information about Lifeline Assistance please contact Premier Communications at 712-722-3451 or visit the Lifeline Assistance website.

Download the Lifeline Brochure

Interested in signing up for Lifeline? Download the certification form.