Indiana: Free Government Cell Phone Companies

Indiana is in better shape that most of the states. It’s government has resisted the urge to spend too much money. Nevertheless, the state has faced more than its fair share of problems.

The devastating floods forced many businesses to close. Lives were thrown into turmoil. On top of that they had even more tornados than usual. More businesses were destroyed. And more lives turned upside down.

Combine these natural tragedies with an unemployment rate of 8.5% and you have a lot of people who need help. The kind of help that Lifeline cell phone service can provide.

Currently, there are two providers for free cell phones from the government in Indiana. Luckily it is the fastest growing of the providers, Assurance Wireless, and the original free government phone provider, Safelink Wireless.

You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Indiana:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program (NSL)

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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