Cell Phones

SafeLink
www.safelinkwireless.com

In order to qualify for enrollment in the SAFELINK WIRELESS Program, a person must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each state where the SAFELINK Program is offered. These requirements are based on a person's participation in a state or federal support program(s) or by meeting certain income requirements based upon the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the US Government.

How do I qualify for SafeLink Wireless?

The Lifeline program is available to eligible consumers in selected states and territories. Actual requirements vary by state, but in general to qualify for Lifeline, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines, or participate in one of the following assistance programs:

-Medicaid
-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP (# for regonal SNAP director: 415-705-2333) 
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). 
-Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8).
-Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP 360-725-2857) 
-Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF 1-800-737-0617). 
-The National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program (regional special nutrition porgram director: Ronna Bach 415-645-1946
-Other assistance programs in your state.

Please see website for full information. This information is subject to change at any time and no guarantee is given.

You can apply online or download and print and application.

Assurance Wireless
www.assurancewireless.com

Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.

Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income. You must provide proof of program participation or proof of income.

Washington state qualifications:

-Medical Assistance
-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
-Food Stamps/SNAP
-Community Options Program Entry System (COPES)
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
-Disability Lifeline (formerly General Assistance)
-State Family Assistance (SFA)
-DSHS Chore Service
-National School Lunch's FREE Lunch Program (NSL)
-Refugee Assistance
-Medicaid
-Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
-Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)

OR You may qualify based on household income. Please see website for full information. This information is subject to change at any time and no guarantee is given.
You must provide proof of program participation or proof of income.

FOR WASHINGTON STATE CUSTOMERS, COMPLAINTS REGARDING LIFELINE SERVICE MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL, CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION AT 1-800-551-4636.

The Lifeline Assistance program is available for only one wireless or wireline account per household. Separate households that live at the same address are eligible, including residents of homeless shelters and nursing homes, for example. Residents with temporary addresses are also eligible.

You must provide proof of program participation or proof of income.

Printable application available online. Sidewalk also has printed applications available.