Lifeline Program


The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on local home telephone or home broadband service to eligible households.  To qualify for the Lifeline discount, you must receive benefits under one of the following programs:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Social Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension Benefit
  • Tribal Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation
  • Income at or below the Federal Poverty Threshold:

To apply, customers should visit to check their eligibility for the Lifeline discount.  Once approved, the customer will receive a letter from the Lifeline National Verifier.  A copy of the customer’s approval letter must be provided to a Comporium representative in order for the Lifeline discount to be added to the customer’s Comporium account.  Certain Internet packages are not eligible for the Lifeline discount, depending upon speed.  Customers living on federally-recognized Tribal land are eligible for additional discounts.