The Lifeline Assistance Program is one of your best bets for getting free cell phones for seniors. If you qualify for Medicaid or are part of other government-related programs, then you may be able to receive free smartphones and monthly plans as well.
As a government-sponsored program, Lifeline Assistance seeks to provide low-income individuals and seniors with free cell phones. In addition to this, you can also get free cell phone plans monthly, that give you minutes, messages, and data. Aside from Medicaid, if you qualify for the following kinds of government assistance, then you can likely get free phones and plans:
An alternate way to qualify for a free phone is to prove your income is less than 135% of your state’s Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Check out Senior Strong for more resources on receiving benefits for low-income seniors!
William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.