Lifeline/Link Up Program Availability & Application

Lifeline/Link Up is available in the following states:

Lifeline/Link Up may not be available in all areas of each state.

Lifeline/Link Up is available in the following counties in Iowa:

  • Adair
  • Audubon
  • Cass
  • Crawford
  • Guthrie
  • Harrison
  • Madison
  • Monona
  • Shelby

Lifeline/Link Up Eligibility Requirements

Requirements vary by state. In Iowa, you may qualify for Lifeline assistance if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you, or your dependent(s), or a member of your household is currently eligible to receive benefits from any of the following public assistance programs:
  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program (must qualify for free lunch)
  • Medicaid (not Medicare)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (including Section 8)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Additionally, if you reside on federally recognized Tribal lands, you can qualify by participating in any of the programs above or below:
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally administered TANF
  • Head Start (only those meeting its income standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program. If you qualify based on total household income, you must provide copies of one of the documents below:
  • Prior year's State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
  • Retirement/Pension Benefit Statements
  • Social Security Benefits Statements
  • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
  • Veterans Administration Benefits Documents
  • Unemployment/Workers Compensation
  • Benefits Statements
  • Current Income Statements from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
  • Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months' worth of the same type of document from the previous 12 months.

Lifeline/Link Up is available in the following counties in New York:

  • Clinton
  • Essex
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Hamilton
  • Jefferson
  • Lewis
  • St. Lawrence

Lifeline/Link Up Eligibility Requirements

Requirements vary by state. In New York, you may qualify for Lifeline assistance if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you, or your dependent(s), or a member of your household is currently eligible to receive benefits from any of the following public assistance programs:
  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program (must qualify for free lunch)
  • Medicaid (not Medicare)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (including Section 8)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Family Assistance
  • Safety Net Assistance
  • Veterans Disability Pension
  • Veterans Surviving Spouse Pension
Additionally, if you reside on federally recognized Tribal lands, you can qualify by participating in any of the programs above or below:
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally administered TANF
  • Head Start (only those meeting its income standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program. If you qualify based on total household income, you must provide copies of one of the documents below:
  • Prior year's State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
  • Retirement/Pension Benefit Statements
  • Social Security Benefits Statements
  • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
  • Veterans Administration Benefits Documents
  • Unemployment/Workers Compensation
  • Benefits Statements
  • Current Income Statements from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
  • Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months' worth of the same type of document from the previous 12 months.

Lifeline/Link Up is available in the following counties in North Dakota:

  • Adams
  • Barnes
  • Benson
  • Billings
  • Bottineau
  • Bowman
  • Burke
  • Cavalier
  • Dickey
  • Divide
  • Dunn
  • Eddy
  • Emmons
  • Foster
  • Golden Valley
  • Grant
  • Griggs
  • Hettinger
  • Kidder
  • LaMoure
  • Logan
  • McHenry
  • McIntosh
  • McKenzie
  • McLean
  • Mercer
  • Mountrail
  • Nelson
  • Oliver
  • Pembina
  • Pierce
  • Ramsey
  • Ransom
  • Renville
  • Richland
  • Rolette
  • Sargent
  • Sheridan
  • Sioux
  • Slope
  • Stark
  • Steele
  • Stutsman
  • Towner
  • Traill
  • Walsh
  • Ward
  • Wells
  • Williams

Lifeline/Link Up Eligibility Requirements

Requirements vary by state. In North Dakota, you may qualify for Lifeline assistance if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you, or your dependent(s), or a member of your household is currently eligible to receive benefits from any of the following public assistance programs:
  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program (must qualify for free lunch)
  • Medicaid (not Medicare)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (including Section 8)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Additionally, if you reside on federally recognized Tribal lands, you can qualify by participating in any of the programs above or below:
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally administered TANF
  • Head Start (only those meeting its income standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program. If you qualify based on total household income, you must provide copies of one of the documents below:
  • Prior year's State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
  • Retirement/Pension Benefit Statements
  • Social Security Benefits Statements
  • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
  • Veterans Administration Benefits Documents
  • Unemployment/Workers Compensation
  • Benefits Statements
  • Current Income Statements from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
  • Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months' worth of the same type of document from the previous 12 months.

Lifeline/Link Up is available in the following counties in Wisconsin:

  • Barron
  • Burnett
  • Polk
  • Washburn

Lifeline/Link Up Eligibility Requirements

Requirements vary by state. In Wisconsin, you may qualify for Lifeline assistance if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you, or your dependent(s), or a member of your household is currently eligible to receive benefits from any of the following public assistance programs:
  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program (must qualify for free lunch)
  • Medicaid (not Medicare)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (including Section 8)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Wisconsin Works (W2)
  • Badger Care
  • Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit
Additionally, if you reside on federally recognized Tribal lands, you can qualify by participating in any of the programs above or below:
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally administered TANF
  • Head Start (only those meeting its income standard)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program. If you qualify based on total household income, you must provide copies of one of the documents below:
  • Prior year's State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
  • Retirement/Pension Benefit Statements
  • Social Security Benefits Statements
  • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
  • Veterans Administration Benefits Documents
  • Unemployment/Workers Compensation
  • Benefits Statements
  • Current Income Statements from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
  • Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months' worth of the same type of document from the previous 12 months.

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For our customers in Iowa, New York or Wisconsin, print and complete the application below.

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For our North Dakota customers:

To apply for Lifeline, go to the Lifeline National Verifier online at CheckLifeline.org or call the Lifeline Support Center at 800.234.9473.
You may also print the application for North Dakota below

Mail the completed application and documentation to:

USAC Lifeline Support Center P.O. Box 7081 London, KY 40742
Once the National Verifier approves your Lifeline discount eligibility, please call us at 800.417.3849 to determine if Verizon Wireless can provide the Lifeline discount at your location.

*If you don't have Internet service or can't access the application form above, just call us at 800.417.3849 and we’ll mail an application to you.