Connecticut Free Government Cell Phones

When most people think of Connecticut, they think of ocean front homes occupied by wealthy Wall Street commuters and deep-pocketed insurance executives. It may be the last place in the United States you’d foresee a need for a program like Lifeline.

But the simple fact is, there are nearly 300,000 residents of the Constitution State who qualify for free cell phones from the government. Shocking. 300,000 people in one of our wealthiest states.

Like many states, Connecticut has spent too much and brought in too little. The governor and state legislature are now cutting back and the only solutions are to cut all government employee salaries or to lay off some state employees so the rest can maintain their current salaries.

In other words, the situation is going to be worse before it gets better and even more people will soon be eligible for the LifeLine program.

Free Cell Phone Providers in Connecticut:

Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Connecticut. They all offer different plans with different numbers of minutes, different refill options, and serve different geographic areas. So click through them all and find the plan that’s best for you.

Lifeline Discount Companies in Connecticut

If you qualify for Lifeline Assistance, but you find that none of the companies offer free government cell phones where you live, you have another option. The companies below, while not offering free cell phone plans, do offer substantial Lifeline discounts off their regular mobile phone plans in Connecticut:

Lifeline Cell Phone Eligibility in Connecticut:

You may qualify for the free cell phone if you receive benefits from any of the following programs:

  • Care for Kids
  • Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
  • CONNPACE
  • Contingency Heating Assistance Program
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid/Title 19 (including Husky and Healthy Start)
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Refugee Program
  • Rental Assistance
  • State Administered General Assistance
  • State Supplement to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Family Assistance

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See chart below, which are already calculated to the 135% levels:

Income Based Eligibility for Connecticut
Members in Household Annual income Monthly Income
1 member $15,755 $1,313
2 members $21,236 $1,770
3 members $26,717 $2,227
4 members $32,198 $2,683
5 members $37,679 $3,140
6 members $43,160 $3,597
7 members $48,641 $4,054
8 members $54,122 $4,510
For each additional member add $5,481 annual or $457 monthly

Latest News for Connecticut:

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  1. Marianne Kight says

    I am trying to enroll in getting a free cell phone, as I see I do qualify as I am on Medicaid and Snap, food program, but I do not see a link to actually sign up for this Thank-You

  2. Candy Shapiro says

    We would like to buy a new phone for a person who is on the free program. Can they have a new phone and are there any restrictions. It is a thank you for all she is doing to help my mom who is in hospice.

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