The University of North Carolina student newspaper recently said, “Right now, Republicans and Democrats can both agree that economic problems in North Carolina are gushing. The worst recession since the Great Depression has caused North Carolina to make drastic spending cuts, but the budget is still far from balanced.”
Unfortunately, the Tar Heel State’s unemployment rate is even higher than the national average. It’s a stunning 9.5%.
If you live in the state of North Carolina, you don’t have a lot of choices for getting a free government cell phone. Only one of the three big Lifeline phone service vendors is currently doing business in your state. The good news is that it’s the rapidly growing Assurance Wireless.
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in North Carolina:
- Food Stamps/SNAP
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for 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
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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