- Category: Public Notices
- Published on 04 June 2014
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Federal Communications Commission.
The Lifeline program provides assistance to reduce the basic monthly telephone rate by $15.70 for eligible residential consumers. As an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier, Verizon Southwest offers the Lifeline discount on Lifeline supported services, which include basic local
telecommunications service and a number of residential bundled packages.
Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. You may qualify for Lifeline service if you can show proof that you participate in certain government assistance programs or your annual income is 150% or below the Federal Poverty Guideline. If you qualify based on income, you will be required to provide income verification. In addition, the Lifeline program is limited to one discount per household consisting of either wireline or wireless. Therefore, you are required to certify and agree that no other member of the household is receiving Lifeline
service from Verizon Southwest or another communications provider. Lifeline service is a non-transferable benefit. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment, or may be barred from the program.
You must meet certain eligibility requirements in Texas in order to qualify for Lifeline Service. An
Application for Verizon Southwest Lifeline Service can be obtained by contacting LITE-UP Texas at
1-866-454-8387 or online at www.liteuptexas.org. You may also contact Verizon Southwest at
www.verizon.com/lifeline or by phone at
1 800 VERIZON.
To find out more information, you may also call the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers Lifeline for the FCC by calling
(888) 641-8722 or by accessing their website at
All rates, terms and conditions included in this notice are subject to change and are current at the time of printing.