Lifeline – Telephone Assistance Program for Low-Income Consumers
Every person in America should have access to quality affordable telecommunications service. This principle of “Universal Service” has been the goal of the telecommunications industry for decades. Brazos Telephone offers a home telephone assistance program referred to as Lifeline. Lifeline helps eligible people establish and maintain telephone service.
Lifeline service is a program designed to make telephone service available at reduced rates to eligible residential customers. An individual is eligible if he or she participates in one of the following programs:
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),
formerly known as the Food Stamp Program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- National School Lunch Program – Free Lunch Program
- Children’s Health Ins. Program (CHIP)
In addition, you may be eligible if your household income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines or in your household resides a person who receives or has a child who receives benefits from at least one of the above-mentioned programs.
For more information contact Lite-Up Texas toll free at 1.866.454.8387 or Brazos Telephone Cooperative, Inc. or Brazos Telecommunications, Inc. at 1.800.687.3222 or 940.564.5659 or stop by our office located at 109 N. Ave D Olney, TX. 76374.