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AT&T Lifeline

If you are in a qualifying household, you may be able to reduce your bill by getting a Lifeline benefit on your wireless phone or home phone service with AT&T.

How much is the federal Lifeline benefit for AT&T service?

You may be eligible to receive the federal Lifeline benefit that lowers the cost of AT&T home phone or wireless phone service (AT&T does not offer a Lifeline benefit on internet service). Eligible households will receive $5.25 per month off an eligible voice service. Qualifying customers who live on federally recognized tribal lands may receive an additional $25 per month off their service. Lifeline service can’t be transferred to another person. There is only one benefit per household, not per person, and a household can get a Lifeline benefit from only one provider.

Lifeline eligible households also qualify for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP.) AT&T participates in the ACP. Go ( for more information.

AT&T also offers low-cost home Internet service to qualifying households that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in California. Go here for more information about Access from AT&T.

Do I qualify for the Lifeline program?

You may qualify for a Lifeline discount based on:

  • Your income. You may be eligible for a Lifeline benefit if you meet the household income requirements. See if you meet the income requirements by clicking here.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  1. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  2. Medicaid
  3. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  4. Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  5. Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  6. Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)

AT&T provides a Lifeline discount on home phone in certain areas of the following states. Call for availability at your specific location. Any additional information for your state is available by clicking on a link below.


For more information on where Lifeline discounts are available on your AT&T wireless service, click here.

Qualifying customers will need to follow all applicable Lifeline requirements to maintain their Lifeline benefit including recertifying eligibility when requested.

How do I apply?

  • California : Please call 800.288.2020 (Weekdays, 6am to 6pm, Pacific Time) to start the application process.
  • Outside California and Texas: Please apply online via the National Verifier. You can also download and print a copy of the application. Once you have applied and been approved by the National Verifier, call us at 844.887.2769 (Weekdays, 8am to 8pm, Eastern Time) to see if AT&T offers Lifeline at your location.