SSI Recipients May Be Eligible for Free Cell Phones and Free Minutes
Posted Nov 10 2009 10:01pm
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.
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.