Trenton Telephone Company facilitates the enrollment of qualified individuals into the Lifeline program. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the Federal Universal Service Fund which provides discounted telephone service to qualified households. The Lifeline Assistance program is available for only one wireless or wire-line account per household and a household cannot receive benefits from more than one telephone service provider.
A household is defined as any individual or group of persons living together at the same address sharing income and expenses (an economic unit). Lifeline is a non-transferrable benefit. A household found receiving Lifeline benefits from more than one telephone company will be de-enrolled. Prosecution by the federal government is possible.
Enrollment is available to a household in which an individual member qualifies based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. Individuals may qualify if they are currently receiving benefits from any of the following; Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) or the National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Initiative. Other programs not listed may also qualify a household for the Lifeline program.
To apply for Lifeline support for your local telephone service provided by the Trenton Telephone Company please call: 1-800-865-1054