Is It Possible to Get a Free Cell Phone With Food Stamps?


Quick Answer

In some states, recipients of food stamps may also be eligible for the Lifeline Assistance Program, which makes free cell phones and service available. Receipt of other forms of government assistance may qualify recipients for the Lifeline Assistance program.

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Lifeline Assistance is a federal program overseen by the FTC and funded by the major phone carriers, such as AT&T and Virgin Mobile. In states that participate in the program, one of these carriers provides program members with basic prepaid phones and free limited monthly service. Food stamp recipients should check with the issuing agency to see if they are eligible.

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