As part of Lifeline Awareness Week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is helping low-income residents stay connected through a nationwide program.
The Lifeline Program is a federal government benefit program that provides a discount on monthly telephone or internet service for low-income households.
This program is a reduction of $9.25 per household per month from the telephone or internet service provider bill of qualifying residents.
Qualifying residents must be at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines or participate in federal programs including Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Pension and Survivor Benefit, Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
More information about this program is available on the website of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.