Nebraska Lifeline Awareness Week was recently held. The Nebraska Public Service Commission administers the program which provides a monthly credit of $12.75 off monthly service for one landline or wireless phone to a qualified household.
This program helps those eligible to obtain phone service and access to emergency services. Nebraskans seeking Lifeline assistance must be participating in one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance, Kids Connection (Children's Health Insurance including SAM, MAC, EMAC), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (also known as Aid to Dependent Children), National School Free Lunch Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Federal Public Housing Assistance.
In addition, households may seek assistance if their income is at or below 135 percent of the poverty level. For more information, ask for the Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP) at 402-471-3101 or toll free 800-526-0017.