Do I Qualify For a Free Cell Phone?

Lifeline Program has been created to help people in need and you will most likely qualify for a free cell phone from the government if anyone in your household receives assistance from any of the following programs:

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8Do I qualify for a free cell phone
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Medicaid
    • National School Lunch Program’s free lunch program
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

But that is not the end of the list. If you don’t receive any of the assistance above you may still qualify. Use our free online tool to find out if you are eligible for a free cell phone from the Government.

Please note, eligibility criteria might slightly differ form one company to another, as well as state. You will have to contact service provider directly to confirm that you qualify before applying.
The full list of service providers can be found here: Lifeline Cell Phone Providers.
To search for a provider in your state or by simply using a ZIP Code, please follow the next link: Free Government Phones Near Me

As of March 24, 2020, customers in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are welcomed to confirm their eligibility for Lifeline service from the Government by using the National Verifier consumer portal, which is available at

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