Lifeline Program

Trenton Telephone Company facilitates the enrollment of qualified individuals into the Lifeline program. Lifeline is a government assistance program supported by the Federal Universal Service Fund which provides discounted phone or broadband service to qualified households, but not both. The Lifeline Assistance program is available for only one wireless or wireline account per household and a household cannot receive benefits from more than one service provider.

A household is defined as any individual or group of persons living together at the same address sharing income and expenses (an economic unit). Lifeline is a non-transferrable benefit. A household found receiving Lifeline benefits from more than one company will be de-enrolled and may be prosecuted by the federal government.

Enrollment is available to a household in which an individual member qualifies based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. Individuals may qualify if they are currently receiving benefits from any of the following; Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or Veterans or Survivors Pension Benefit. You may also qualify for Lifeline if your household’s income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.

To apply for Lifeline support for your local telephone service provided by the Trenton Telephone Company please call: 1-800-865-1054