Cell phones are a practical necessity today, especially for emergencies. However many senior citizens can’t afford to have a cell phone. Many seniors are living off a fixed income or relying on social security to get by. Cell phones are one of the last things most people who are struggling to get by think about. Fortunately the federal government has created a program to help.
Lifeline provides low-income families and individuals with a free cell phone and free monthly minutes. The primary reason for this program is to make sure that everyone has access to a cell phone in case of an emergency. This is especially important for senior citizens.
You can qualify for this program if you already receive federal assistance like welfare, Food Stamps, or SSI. You can also qualify if you income is less than 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
The Lifeline free cell phones for seniors program is a great service for those that can’t afford a cell phone so that they can contact whoever they need to in the case of an emergency.