Lifeline assistance lowers the cost of basic, monthly local telephone service. Only eligible low-income customers may receive the benefits of discounted telephone service. This benefit provides eligible consumers with a monthly discount of up to $9.25. Consumers living on Tribal lands are eligible for an enhanced discount of up to $34.25 per month.

How do I Qualify?

To be eligible to receive for Lifeline you must participate in one of the following programs:

  • SNAP/Food Stamps
  • Medicaid/Soonercare
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing/Section 8
  • *New* Veteran’s Pension or Survivor’s Pension
  • 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Residents of Tribal Lands are also able to qualify with these programs (or any above):

  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal TANF
  • Head Start

For more information on Lifeline, please visit the Lifeline Consumers website established by the Federal Communications Commission

To Qualify for Enhanced Lifeline, you must reside on Tribal Land, which is defined as any federally recognized Indian Tribe’s Reservation (The Osage Nation) or former reservations in Oklahoma or an Indian Allotment. Click Here to see a map of Oklahoma showing Tribal Land.


If you do not live on Tribal Lands, you are still eligible for a discount on local phone service and installation.

Eligibility for Lifeline and Toll Limitation Service (TLS) varies by state.  Individuals who reside in states that have their own discount programs qualify for federal Lifeline, and TLS support is they meet the eligibility criteria established by their state.