There aren’t a lot of people in Maine and that means the state hasn’t produced a lot of famous people. Former President George Bush had a vacation home in Kennebunkport. Milton Bradley, the man who founded the game company that bears his name, was born here. But unless you’re one of the few rich and famous, Maine has economic problems that may impact you.
Maine has the same sort of economic problems that bedevil lots of other states, and some that are even greater. Businesses complain that that the Pine Tree State makes it almost impossible to grow and prosper and hire more people. Others discount that concept.
Either way, lots of Mainers are hurting right now. The unemployment rate is considerably higher than most neighboring states and things don’t appear to be getting better.
That means there are plenty of people who need the kind of help that’s available only from companies that participate in the Lifeline phone service program that provides a free cell phone to disadvantaged Americans.
Free Cell Phone Providers in Maine:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Maine. 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.
- Assurance Wireless
- Budget Mobile
- Cintex Wireless
- Life Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- Tag Mobile
- Yourtel Wireless
Lifeline Discount Companies in Maine
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 Maine:
How to Qualify for a Lifeline Cell Phone in Maine
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Maine:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
- Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We’ve taken the liberty of calculating the rates for you and have placed them in the following table:
|Income Based Eligibility for Maine|
|Members in Household||Annual income||Monthly Income|
|For each additional member add $5,516 annual or $468 monthly|
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