Q) Some one is telling me I can get a free Phone and tablet with other things like free internet. How do I do that? I am housebound, crippled , on Hospices comfort home care and get $780 ss check. I have medicare, medicaid,food stamps, And all the other stuff.
A) The US government offers a program called Lifeline Assistance that can give you a free cell phone and access to an inexpensive cell phone plan if you qualify. To qualify for Lifeline Assistance, you either have to have an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or be currently enrolled in any of the following government programs:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Tribal-specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally-Administered Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Head Start
Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit