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Do you qualify for federal Lifeline telephone assistance?

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(WGEM) -- National Lifeline Awareness Week is coming up and low income residents in the Tri-States can seek help in paying for phone service.

If you qualify, you can get a $9.25 credit toward their monthly phone bill.

You must have an annual income at or below 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines or be eligible for other federal public assistance.

To apply, first verify that your local telephone service provider of choice is a Lifeline participant. A list of the verified providers is available on the Universal Service Administrative Company Website, www.lifelinesupport.org  Next, complete an application form available from  participating telecommunications providers and return the form to your chosen service provider.

To learn more about Lifeline certification, eligibility, and requirements, visit www.fcc.gov/lifeline  or contact your local telecommunications service provider.

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