Nevada Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

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Nevada has several nicknames like Silver State, Sagebrush State, and Battle Born State. On the other hand, there is no nickname to describe Nevada’s economy and the wellbeing of its residents. Especially, the life of 426,700 Nevadans who live in poverty (15.2% of an overall population). While people are protesting to get a $15 minimum wage, states official have not been very successful in their fight against poverty. The only things that low-income hundreds of thousands of Nevadans can count on are federal and state assistance programs. For many a possible enrollment in Nevada Lifeline free government cell phone and smartphones, the program is definitely a step to take on the road to a better life.

Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in Nevada

Not all wireless companies who provide telecommunication services in Nevada participate in the Lifeline federal assistance program. The ones that do provide free cell phones and smartphones are listed below this paragraph. Consider researching the actual plans, terms and conditions for every of these carriers before applying for a free cell phone from the government in Nevada.


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

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 Nevada 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)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Program
  • State Qualifying Program
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Tribal TANF

You can also qualify based on the household income rule: your household income has to be lower or at the level of 175% of Federal Poverty Guidelines for Nevada. For 2016 this number is shown in a table below.

Household size (number of people) Eligible annual income per household
1 $20,790
2 $28,035
3 $35,280
4 $42,525
5 $49,770
6 $57,015
7 $64,278
8 $71,558
For each additional person, add $7,280

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