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Lifeline Programs from TelAlaska
Lifeline is a government assistance program that provides a monthly discount on home or mobile telephone service or fixed or mobile broadband service. Documentation from one of these services is required for enrollment.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) formerly known as Food Stamps


Federal Public Housing Assistance

Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (those who meet qualifying income standard)

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

Head Start Programs (only those who meeting qualifying income standard)

Veterans Pension or Survivors Benefit program

Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

Annual Income is at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The Expanded Federal Lifeline Program is a reduction in charges for residential telephone service that could reduce your monthly charge for landline or cellular service to $0. This discount does not apply to additional features such as custom calling features, CLASS features, or restriction services, taxes or surcharges.
The Expanded Linkup Program is a reduction in the initial connection charges to qualifying low-income customers. The program includes a 100% discount off the initial connection charges up to $100. The maximum discount amount is $100. This does not include charges for services or equipment that fall on the customer's side of the grey protector box including customer premise equipment and inside wiring.
A Lifeline discount for cellular and broadband internet may be available in some locations. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-478-3127 for details on availability.

Eligible customers may apply for Lifeline and Linkup by printing and completing this application: Lifeline and Linkup Application.
Only ONE Lifeline discount is allowed per household. Members of a household are not permitted to receive Lifeline service from multiple telephone companies. For assistance in determining if there is more than one household at your residence, please complete this worksheet: Lifeline Household Worksheet.
For information on the Lifeline program from TelAlaska Cellular, please click here.


New this year are federal regulations that require TelAlaska audit all Lifeline accounts on the anniversary of their enrollment. In order to comply with the audit, TelAlaska will be mailing current Lifeline customers a letter and form prior to their anniversary month. Lifeline subscribers must complete the Lifeline Recertification Form (link to form provided below) and return it to us by the date noted in the letter in order to continue receiving the Lifeline benefit. Please note that a number of the qualifying programs have been removed. If a Lifeline subscriber does not participate in one of the programs listed, they are no longer eligible for Lifeline assistance. Please remember that, under penalty of perjury, when requested, it is the Lifeline customer's responsibility to provide verification of their eligibility and to keep TelAlaska informed of any changes in their status that might affect their qualification to receive Lifeline. Violation of the one-per-household requirement could result in de-enrollment from the program and potential prosecution by the U.S. government.

Lifeline Recertification Form



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