Kentucky: Providers of Free Government Cell Phones

If you live in Kentucky and are reading this, welcome to the Kentucky page. We put it together to help you get more information on the Lifeline phone service program that’s available in your state.

The governor of Kentucky released a report in June 2011 that said the state’s economy was strong. “The third quarter was a great quarter, and it looks good going forward,” said Greg Harkenrider of the State Budget Director’s Office.

This is, of course, is of little comfort to the people who find themselves unemployed and under-employed. Fact is, Kentucky has a 10% unemployment rate, which is far higher than the national average. 211,622 residents of the Bluegrass State were unemployed in April 2011.

If you’re a needy Kentuckian, Lifeline is here to help you out.

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

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

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility)

Latest News for Kentucky:

Assurance Wireless Brings Free Phone Service in Kentucky - This week, fast-growing Assurance Wireless, who provides free cell phones and airtime to the poor, introduced their service to Kentucky.
Cincinnati Bell enters Lifeline cell phone program in Ohio - Cincinnati Bell has just entered the Lifeline cell phone market in Ohio, with plans to expand in neighboring Kentucky soon.

If you have any other questions, please refer to the links in the sidebar.