An application for the Verizon Lifeline discount program does not have a fee, but does require applicants to submit documents demonstrating their qualifications. As of 2015, the requirements for the program vary by state.
The Verizon Lifeline program is only available in certain regions of Iowa, New York, Wisconsin and North Dakota. All applicants must certify that they are participating in an eligible program and provide two forms of identification. Eligible programs include Medicaid, Food Stamps and Supplemental Security Income.
The Verizon Lifeline program is a government program that provides a monthly discount for low-income customers. Qualifying customers can reduce their monthly bill by at least $9.25. The Lifeline program also includes Tribal Link Up assistance that provides subscribers living on eligible Tribal Land with a discount of 100 percent of the one-time subscription activation fee.