Somerville public meeting on Lifeline telephone program

Staff from the Department of Telecommunications and Cable (DTC) will be in attendance at the Somerville Elder Services Elder Fair on Wednesday, April 15th at the Holiday Inn at 30 Washington Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm to discuss the Lifeline telephone program as well as answering questions and offering general information on telephone and cable service in the Commonwealth.

Lifeline is a federal and state program that allows eligible low income customers access to discounted telephone service. Eligibility is based on household income and participation in the following programs:

  • Emergency Aid to Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC)
  • Fuel Assistance (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP)
  • MassHealth or Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • National School Lunch Program (free meals program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

 Please click this link for more info on the Lifeline telephone program.

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