Lifeline – Low Income Support


Lifeline is a federal and state benefit that makes monthly telephone service more affordable for eligible households. To receive Lifeline associated with your voice telephony service from Taylor Telephone Cooperative, Inc., your total household income must be at or below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines OR you, your dependent, or anyone else in your household must receive assistance from one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, National School Lunch Program free lunch program, State Child Health Plan health benefits, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Texas Lifeline Eligibility for Self-enrollment Using 2016 Federal Poverty Levels at 150%
Household Size Household Income
1 person $17,820
2 people $24,030
3 people $30,240
4 people $36,450
5 people $42,660
6 people $48,870
7 people $55,095
8 people $61,335
Each additional person $ 6,240

 

Your household may receive Lifeline on one wireless OR one home telephone, but not both. Your household may not receive the Lifeline benefit from more than one telephone company. For the purpose of Lifeline, a household is an individual or any group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income or expenses. Your Lifeline discount is not transferable to another person, even if he or she is eligible. If you violate the one-per-household rule or otherwise make false statements to receive Lifeline, you may lose your Lifeline benefit and may be prosecuted by the United States government. Long distance call blocking is available to Lifeline recipients at no charge upon request. For additional information please contact our business office at 325-846-4111.