If you can't afford telephone services--Link Up and Lifeline can help eligible people who live on TRIBAL LANDS. You could receive basic local telephone or cellular service for $1.00 per month plus mandated charges and taxes. The
programs also offer assistance with telephone service hook up costs.
Assists with initial hook up charges for basic local telephone or cellular service ($100 maximum). Your telephone or cellular company may set up a payment plan on the balance and waive interest. You may qualify for service without a deposit. Ask the company providing your service.
Provides basic local telephone or cellular service for $1.00 a month (plus mandated charges and taxes). Applies only to basic local telephone or cellular service in the home where
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Residents of tribal lands whose income is equal or less than 135% of the federal poverty guidelines; OR Residents of tribal lands participating in at least one of the following programs: BIA General Assistance, Federal Public Housing Asst. (Sect. 8), Food Stamps benefit recipient, Head Start or Early Head Start (only those meeting its income qualifying standard), Heating Assistance, Medicaid, National School Free Lunch
Program, SSI, TANF, or TTANF.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE TELEPHONE SERVICES:
You may self certify at your local telephone or cellular office that you meet at least one of the eligibility requirements; OR
If you are eligible for qualifying programs (listed above) administered through your county social services office, you may automatically receive a Qualifying Certificate within a month by mail. Provide the Qualifying Certificate to your local telephone company and do the necessary paperwork.
For more information on Link Up and Lifeline, please contact your local phone company.
|North Dakota Public Service Commission
|600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept 408
Bismarck ND 58505-0480