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California Lifeline

Are you looking for government assisted telephone plans in California?

California Lifeline is a state program. It provides low income households with a discount on their phone bill. You can receive that subsidy on your landline telephone or cell phone service.

  • Available through your local telephone company
  • $10 Service connection fee
  • Deposit is waived
  • Free toll restrictions
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CA Life line Documentation

If you are eligible for benefits in California, you must provide proof of your eligibility. Acceptable forms of proof include:

  • State, Federal, or Tribal tax return (540, 540A, 540 2EZ, 540NR, or 540X. 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, 1040NR-EZ, 1040SS, or 1040X)
  • 3 Consecutive months of pay stubs of income statements.
  • Benefit statement from Social Security, VA, retirement/pension, Unemployment Comp, or Workmen's Comp
  • Child support documents or Alimony docs.
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California Providers

If you are interested in Life line service, contact your current home phone provider and ask for a Lifeline application. Your provider should be able to provide you with more information about the program.
If you don't currently have home phone service, you can call the California Lifeline call center to help you find one. You can call 1-866-272-0349 between 7 and 7 PST, Monday through Friday.

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Lifeline California Qualifications

If you or a person living in your household is enrolled in one of the public assistance programs listed here, you qualify.

  • Medicaid / Medi-Cal
  • Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension Benefit
  • CalFresh, Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • Tribal TANF
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible - Tribal
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Annual Income at or below $25,100 (1-2 members), $29,300 for 3, $35,400 for 4

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