Sometimes it seems like Mississippi just canâ€™t catch a break. First it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina back in 2006 and now its been hit by historic flooding of the Mississippi River here in 2011.
This double whammy has knocked the stateâ€™s economy for a loop, destroyed many businesses and put tens of thousands of otherwise hardworking residents out of work. And on top of that you have the problems caused by weakness in the national economy.
Even before the twin natural disasters, the state had one of the nationâ€™s highest unemployment rates and one of its highest rates of poverty.
There is some good news for Magnolia Staters, though. They have three different free government cell phone providers to choose from. The phones may vary between them, but the plans will be relatively similar. We recommend that you contact all three to compare their deals.
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Michigan:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
- Food Stamps
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- National School Lunch (free program only)
- 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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