Financial assistance through the Lifeline program is available to help eligible Iowans afford and maintain basic telephone service. Lifeline participation enables Iowans to stay connected to jobs, family, community resources, and government and emergency services. Lifeline is a federal government program that assists qualified Iowans by providing a monthly credit of $5.25 on the local telephone bill or Broadband Internet Access Service (“BIAS”) bill.
You may only receive low-income assistance from one wireline or wireless telephone provider, or one BIAS provider per household.
Households currently receiving more than one Lifeline service must select a single Lifeline service provider and de-enroll from the program with any other provider(s).
Households eligible for or already receiving Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income Program, Federal Public Housing Assistance Program, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefits may qualify. Consumers may also qualify based on their level of income.