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Lifeline Program

NineStar Connect and NineStar Communications participate in the Lifeline program. Lifeline is a federal program that provides a monthly telephone discount to eligible, low-income families. The programs are administered by local telephone companies.
Program Benefits:
Lifeline provides a $9.25 discount to eligible households each month. The Lifeline program is available for only one phone line per eligible home.
Eligibility:
Consumers that have an income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines qualify for assistance.
2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines – 135%
Household Size 48 Contiguous States and D.C.
1 $15,755.00
2 $21,236.00
3 $26,717.00
4 $32,198.00
5 $37,679.00
6 $43,160.00
7 $48,641.00
8 $54,122.00
For each additional
person, add
$5,481.00
You may also qualify for Lifeline if you, your dependent, or your household is enrolled in one or more of the following assistance programs:
  • Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), cash assistance, IMPACT (Indiana Manpower Placement and Comp. Training), TANF work program
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly Food Stamps
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
  • The National School Lunch Program free lunch only
The following conditions apply for Lifeline participation:
  • Telephone service must be listed in your name.
  • Lifeline is available on one telephone line per household.
  • If you or someone in your household has Lifeline on a wireless phone, then you cannot get it on your home phone too.
  • You may not transfer your Lifeline discount to another person, even if he or she qualifies for Lifeline.
Applying:
NineStar Connect customers can receive an application by calling 1-888-587-7032.
NineStar Communications customers can receive an application by calling 1-888-587-7033.