Connecticut Lifeline Information

Lifeline Phone Service Quick Start Guide

#1 Do you want a cell phone or landline?

Search for providers that offer the type of service you want by filtering by that service type or by looking at the "services available" for a provider. The available services are wireless (cell phone), landline or both.

#2 Select a provider

Browse thru the list of Connecticut Lifeline Phone Service Providers and locate ones that offer service in your area. If you are not sure which ones provide services in your area you may want to check your city or county website, visit the providers website or call the provider for more information.

#3 Check eligibility

You can be eligible for Lifeline service by being enrolled in another government program such as SNAP (food stamps), Housing Assistance (section 8) and many others. Check the "Eligibility By Program" list for the provider you have selected, if you are enrolled in any of the programs listed then you are eligible.

You may also be eligible for service based on your income if you are not enrolled in any of the programs listed. This option is not always available, review the "Eligibility by Income" for your selected provider for further details.

#4 Apply

The "How to Apply" section will provide directions on how to apply for service with your selected provider.

Connecticut Lifeline Service Providers


Assurance Wireless


Services Available: Wireless
Phone Number: 877-378-1761
Website: Click to visit site
Online Application: Click to visit Online Application

Eligibility by Program

  • Title 19 Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • State Administered General Assistance Program
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • Child Care Certification
  • State Supplement to the Aged, Blind or Disabled
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
  • Energy Assistance Program
  • State Appropriated Fuel Assistance Program
  • Refugee Program
  • Personal Care Assistance Program
  • Rental Assistance Program
  • Eligible Individual living on Native American Tribal Lands
  • Transition Child Care
  • ConnPACE

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for Assurance Wireless Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call 1-877-378-1761 directly at www.assurancewireless.com. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Assurance Wireless at http://www.assurancewireless.com .

Safelink


Services Available: Wireless
Website: Click to visit site
Online Application: Click to visit Online Application

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Food Stamps
  • Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Care for Kids
  • CONNPACE
  • Refugee Program
  • Medicaid/Title 19 (including Husky and Healthy Start)
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • State Administered General Assistance
  • "State Supplement to the Aged
  • Blind
  • or Disabled"

Eligibility by Income

How to Apply for Safelink Lifeline Service

Apply online for a free cell phone with 250 free minutes per month by clicking here.

AT&T


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 800-288-2020
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Care for Kids
  • Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
  • CONNPACE
  • Contingency Heating Assistance Program
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Refugee Program
  • Rental Assistance
  • State Administered General Assistance
  • State Supplement to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled
  • Temporary Family Assistance
  • Title 19 Medicaid (including Husky and Healthy Start)
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Eligibility based on Program Participation only.

How to Apply for AT&T Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call AT&T directly at 800-288-2020. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from AT&T at http://www.att.com/gen/general?pid=10201 . An application can be obtained via phone.

Cox Communications


Services Available: Landline
Phone Number: 401-383-2000
Website: Click to visit site

Eligibility by Program

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Personal Care Assistance (PCA)
  • Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
  • State Administered General Assistance (SAGA)
  • State Supplemental to Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD)
  • Care for Kids
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Eligibility by Income

Total household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

How to Apply for Cox Communications Lifeline Service

To apply for Lifeline call Cox Communications directly at 401-383-2000. You may find more information about Lifeline and other telephone services available from Cox Communications at http://www.cox.com/newengland . An application can be obtained via phone, or at a certified Cox Communications retail store.
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