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Lifeline is a government benefit program designed to reduce the cost of voice telephone service. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program and proof of eligibility documentation is necessary for enrollment. By law, Lifeline service is only available for one phone per household, whether wireline or wireless service, but not both. Lifeline service may not be transferred, even to another eligible customer. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline service can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the program. Lifeline service may not be transferred, even to another eligible consumer.  

How am I Eligible?
You may qualify to receive Lifeline by meeting an income threshold or by participating in one or more qualifying assistance programs.

The income criteria are based on the poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under authority of 42 U.S.C. §9902(2). For Lifeline eligibility, the total household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines published yearly by HHS. Customers eligible under the Lifeline criteria, set out below, are required to document such eligibility. The present Lifeline income-based eligibility criteria for Kansas are as follows:

Family Members

Kansas Eligibility

1

$16,281

2

$21,924

3

$27,567

4

$33,210

5

$38,853

6

$44,496

7

$50,139

8

$55,782

Each addt'l Person add

$5,643


Additionally, you are eligible if you, or one or more of your dependents or your overall household, participate in one of the following programs:
-Medicaid

-SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
-Head Start (those who meet the income qualifying standard)
-Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
-Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Programs
 

How Do I Apply to Receive Lifeline Discounts?

To utilize this program, please visit any Nex-Tech Wireless location. Click here see an entire list of Nex-Tech Wireless locations. Be sure to bring with you any documentation that would support the above outlined eligibility requirements. 

If you are qualifying under income criteria, eligible documentation may include:
-Prior year state or federal tax return
-Currrent income statement from an employer or paycheck stub
-Social Security Administration statement of benefits
-Retirements/pension statement of benefits
-Veterans Administration statement of benefits
-Unemployment/Workman's compensation statement of benefits
-Divorce decree or child support documents
-Other official document containing income information

If your income documentation does not cover a full year, you must present the same type of documentation covering three consecutive months within the previous 12 months.

If you qualify because you participate in an assistance program, eligible documentation may include:
-Current or prior year's statement of benefits from a qualifying program
-Program participation documents
-Other official document demonstrating participation in qualifying program

Click Here to Download PDF of Lifeline Request Form