Free Cell Phones for the Poor in Georgia
Despite the fact that Georgia has one of the strongest, most diversified economies in the south, nearly 800,000 of the state‚Äôs residents are eligible, but do not take advantage of the Lifeline phone service, which provide them with a free cell phone from the government. Are you one of them?
The Peach State‚Äôs Per Capita personal income (2007) is $33,499. That ranks just 37th among the states and means that a large number of Georgians rank near the poverty line, and that makes them eligible for Lifeline phone service.
But if you live in Georgia you are in luck because you have four free cell phones companies in your state. We recommend that you contact them all to see which one offers the program that‚Äôs best for you needs.
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Georgia:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Senior citizen low-income discount plan offered by the local gas or power company
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility)
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