Last Updated: May 9, 2022

Lifeline Phones

Washington households that are at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible to receive a free smartphone with a text, talk, and data plan. Washington Lifeline providers are Access, Assurance, enTouch, Life, Q Link, Safelink, and TerraCom. Visit the individual wireless provider’s websites for more information and to apply. Proof of DSHS benefits (i.e. EBT card, benefit letter…) is often used for income verification.

Companies registering individuals for these phones can sometimes be found in front of local CSO/DSHS offices.

Lifeline Internet Discount

Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of internet if your income is 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines. Proof of DSHS benefits (i.e. EBT card, benefit letter…) is often used for income verification. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill.Be advised, these programs are often limited to individuals who are signing up for an internet provider for the first time. Click here to look up which internet providers offer Lifeline discounts in your area.

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