You Could be Eligible for Assistance on Your
Local Phone Service

The State of Michigan requires that all providers of basic local telephone service offer customers the Lifeline Program, a telephone discount program for income-eligible customers. The Lifeline Program, a government assistance program subsidized through the Universal Service Fund, provides discounted telephone service for low-income customers.

To be eligible for Lifeline, you must meet income based requirements (< 150% of the federal poverty level) or participate in one of the following programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
  • National School Free Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Tribal Discount

Your eligibility to participate in these programs will be verified by Midwest or an authorized state agency. Lifeline is a non-transferable government assistance program that provides a discount on the cost of monthly telephone service and is limited to one discount per household and only eligible customers may enroll.

Lifeline Application

MIDWEST LIFELINE RESIDENTIAL RATE

$3070
  • No activation fee or deposit
  • Unlimited local and domestic long distance
  • Basic Calling Features: Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • Voicemail

MIDWEST LIFELINE RESIDENTIAL RATE
for eligible consumers 65 years of age or older

$2760
  • No activation fee or deposit
  • Unlimited local and domestic long distance
  • Basic Calling Features: Caller ID, Call Waiting
  • Voicemail