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SSI Recipients May Be Eligible for Free Cell Phones and Free Minutes

Posted Nov 10 2009 10:01pm

Cell phone user SSI recipients and other low income Americans may be eligible for free cell phone or landline service under a program called Lifeline Across America.  Participants can expect to receive discounted or free service for a limited number of wireless minutes, but for those living alone or who want the security of a cell phone for emergencies, the Lifeline program can be very comforting.

In June of this year, the New York Times published an article about the Lifeline program entitled Providing Cell Phones for the Poor.

The program specifications vary from state to state – and associated programs may provide subsidies for electricity and other utilities.  You can find out what is available in your state by a simple web search – I typed "Lifeline + cell phones + Georgia" into Google and the search result documented a number of carriers offering the service.

Thanks to Wisconsin disability lawyer Don Chewning for blogging about this important benefit to SSI recipients.

Post from: Social Security Disability Blog

SSI Recipients May Be Eligible for Free Cell Phones and Free Minutes

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