Lifeline Programs from TelAlaska
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
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
.LIFELINE RECERTIFICATION 2017
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