Tribal Lifeline

Customers living on federally recognized Tribal Lands* can receive up to
$34.25 off phone or internet service.
Lifeline is a federal program that helps lower the cost of your monthly phone or Internet bill.**

*Lifeline’s Tribal Lands is defined in 47 CFR §54.400 (e). Go to and select “Tribal Lands” for more information.

**If you live on Tribal lands, you can receive a discount of up to $34.25 per month, and up to a $100 reduction for first-time connection charges.

3 Ways to Apply

Apply Online with the FCC National Verifier

Click here to fill out an application.

Contact Lifeline Support Center

For questions regarding your application call 1-800-234-9473.

Mail Your Application

Print an application from Fill out and mail it with proof of eligibility to:
Lifeline Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

Tribal Lifeline customers may qualify to receive

Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data

for just $1.99/mo.
on Unlimited Prepaid*

*Restrictions apply; click for more details.

*All local data usage will be capped at 10 Mbps and reduced to 1.5 Mbps upon reaching 10 GB of data usage within a single billing period. All roaming data usage will be restricted to 1.5 Mbps and reduced to 512 Kbps after 5 GB. Once thresholds have been met, customers may experience slower than normal data speeds. Tethered data will be restricted to the same policy. Payment options include card or cash only. Checks will not be accepted. For full terms and conditions, click here.


Lifeline is a government assistance program and the service is non-transferable. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program; documentation is required for enrollment and on-going eligibility. Limited to one discount per household. This service is non-transferable. Restrictions apply; see store for details.


Individual Eligibility

You may qualify for a discount if you live on federally recognized Tribal lands* AND can provide proof of any ONE of the following:

  • Your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines, OR
  • You participate in any ONE of these government benefit programs:
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Medicaid
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • Tribal Head Start (income based)
    • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
    • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Assistance

What is a household?

You can have multiple households at one address, for example:

  • Four adult family members that live at the same address, but do not share income and expenses, may each have their own Lifeline benefit.
  • If you share housing, complete the Household Worksheet, available at

How to show you are eligible:

You may need to show proof that you qualify for Lifeline, such as:

  • A copy of your SNAP or program letter
  • A copy of your pay stub or tax return to prove your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Tips for Applicants on Tribal Lands

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