Virginia Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

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Last year was successful for the American economy in terms of rising household incomes, lowering unemployment, and decrease in poverty rates. Even so, the number of U.S. citizens living below the poverty line is still fearful and lies within dozens of millions. In Virginia, the Old Dominion state, there are approximately 909,000 Americans whose annual incomes are way beneath of those of the middle class. These Virginians live in poverty. After all, they deserve some help from the government. As long as they maintain their low-income status, they can apply for numerous assistance programs, including Virginia Lifeline free government smartphones and cell phones program. Getting a free government phone for hundreds of thousands of Virginians is a reality.

Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in Virginia

As a matter of fact, there are many companies that provide cell phone services in the state. Among them, only a few are in an official partnership relationship with Virginia Lifeline. You can find their names below this paragraph. Make sure you read about all these carries before filling your free government cell phone application.


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

You are probably eligible for a free phone from the government if you are a participant of any of the following government-paid programs:

  • 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)
  • National School Free Lunch Program

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 Virginia. 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 learn how you can enroll in Virginia Lifeline free government smartphones, free government cell phones program.