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 program.
Free Cell Phone Providers in Utah:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Utah. 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.
- Access Wireless
- Assurance Wireless
- Blue Jay Wireless
- Budget Mobile
- Life Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- Standup Wireless
- Tempo Communications
Lifeline Discount Companies in Utah
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 Utah:
Qualifying for a Lifeline Cell Phone in Utah:
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
In addition, you may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Our table below shows the income limits for Utah, already calculated for you.
|Income Based Eligibility for Utah|
|Members in Household||Annual income||Monthly Income|
|For each additional member add $5,481 annual or $457 monthly|
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