Ohio Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

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One of the desired outcomes that the U.S. government has established is to eliminate poverty. On the road to this goal, there is still a lot to do. In Ohio, it seems, the first successful step has been taken toward the noble aim as shown by the recent U.S. Census Bureau report. The latter showed the total poverty rate in Ohio has decreased by 1% last year. In 2015 it was 15.8%, and it was 14.8% in 2016. The difference might seem subtle. However, in reality, it means that there 111,111 people who are not considered to be poor anymore in Ohio. The same cannot be said about 1,674,415 Americans living on a yearly budget which is below the federal poverty level.

Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in Ohio

The Ohioans can move a massive poverty stone for themselves by enrollment in various assistance program with Ohio Lifeline free government smartphones and cell phones assistance program being one of the most important ones. Choose a provider from the list below to enroll and receive a free phone from the government.


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

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 Ohio Lifeline:

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

You can also qualify based on the household income rule: your household income has to be lower or at the level of 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines for Ohio. For 2016 this number is shown in a table below.

Household size (number of people) Eligible annual income per household
1 $17,820
2 $24,030
3 $30,240
4 $36,450
5 $42,660
6 $48,870
7 $55,095
8 $61,335
For each additional person, add $6,240

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