When you hear politicians bragging about how quickly Utah’s economy is recovering, keep in mind that the state’s unemployment rate was still an unimpressive 7.3% in May 2011.
Many citizens of the state are having trouble putting food on the table in these tough times. That’s why we are happy to announce that the Lifeline program has officially come to the Beehive State thanks to long time provider Safelink Wireless, and as of July 2011, Assurance Wireless. And we wouldn’t be surprised if other Lifeline providers also open shop in the state soon.
Now Utah’s needy can get the free cell phones and the free monthly minutes they need to help them call potential employers, to keep in touch with their kids, to contact their doctors.
All thanks to the Lifeline.
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Utah:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance/Section 8
- General Assistance
- Head Start (Income Based Qualification ONLY)
- Home Energy Assistance Program HEAT/Home Electric Lifeline Program (HELP)
- National School Lunch Program (NSL)(NOT REDUCED)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Refugee Assistance
- Work Toward Employment
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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