Low-Income Telephone Assistance


Lifeline Program:

Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers.  Eligible customers may only receive the benefit from one telephone company at a time (landline or cellular) and only one member of a household may receive the benefit.

To be eligible for assistance in this plan, an applicant must participate in one of the following programs:

  • WI Works (W2)
  • Medical Assistance (MA)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Food Stamps (SNAP)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • WI Homestead Tax Credit (Schedule H)
  • TANF
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • National School Lunch Program
  • Badger Care
  • Income at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Level
If you receive any of these benefits, please contact our office to complete the necessary paperwork to see if you qualify for a monthly credit on your phone bill. 
For more information please visit http://psc.wi.gov