- Category: Public Notices
- Published on 06 June 2013
- Written by Super User
Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Communications Commission.
Verizon offers the following Lifeline-supported services as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier:
Residential One-Party Service $19.00 - $20.00
The Lifeline program provides assistance to reduce monthly charges for eligible residential consumers. In Texas, Lifeline assistance reduces eligible Verizon customers’ bills with a credit of $15.20.
Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. You may qualify for Lifeline service if you can show proof that you participate in certain government
assistance programs or your annual income is 150% or below the Federal Poverty Guideline. If you qualify based on income, you will be required to provide income verification. In addition, the Lifeline program is limited to one discount per household. Therefore, you are required to certify and agree that no other member of the household is receiving Lifeline service from Verizon or another communications provider. Verizon also provides Lifeline Service to residents of federally recognized lands who meet Native American Lifeline criteria. Lifeline service is non-transferable.
Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment, or may be barred from the program.
You must meet certain eligibility requirements in Texas in order to qualify for Lifeline Service. An
Application for Verizon Lifeline Service can be obtained by contacting LITE-UP Texas at 1-866-454-8387 or online at www.liteuptexas.org. You may also contact Verizon at www.verizon.com/lifeline or by phone at 1 800 VERIZON.
To find out more information, you may also call the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers Lifeline for the FCC by calling (888) 641-8722 or by accessing their website at