Nebraska Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

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Equality before law. It is the official motto of Nebraska. Well, is everyone equal when it comes to wages in this state? Definitely, not. Many people are living below the poverty line in Nebraska. To be specific, there were above 227,000 Americans who are equal in their poor incomes that are below the Federal Poverty Guidelines numbers. The number of poor Nebraskans makes up 12.4% of the population (as per 2015 data). Apparently, not everyone in the state gets a median household income of $44,000. Poor people are living in all the areas of the Cornhusker state, including Omaha and Lincoln. If your income is below the poverty line or close to it, you might qualify for free government cell phones and free government smartphones from Nebraska Lifeline chapter.

Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in Nebraska

If you think you are eligible for a free government smartphone or just a regular cell phone, you’d better check out the companies that provide ones for its customers. Their names are listed below. These wireless brands participate in Nebraska Lifeline free government cell phones program and serve the residents of Nebraska.


Who is eligible for free government smartphones and free government cell phones in Nebraska?

If you participate in any or several of the following government assistance programs, it is very probable that you are eligible for a free phone from the government by Nebraska Lifeline:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Section 8/ Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • The National School Free Lunch Program (NSLP)

You can also qualify based on the household income rule: your household income has to be lower or at the level of 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines for Nebraska. For 2016 this number is shown in a table below.

Household size (number of people) Eligible annual income per household
1 $16,038
2 $21,627
3 $27,216
4 $32,805
5 $38,394
6 $43,983
7 $49,586
8 $55,202
For each additional person, add $5,616

Click here to see all steps needed to enroll in Nebraska Lifeline free government smartphones, free government cell phones program.