The good news is that 94% of Virginians were employed as of May 2011. The bad news is that still leaves 6% who want jobs and can’t find them.
Thanks to the government’s popular Lifeline phone service program it’s going to be easier for unemployed people in the Old Dominion to find the jobs they want. Because the program offers the financially disadvantaged cell phones and monthy minutes at no charge (as long as you qualify, that is). That means you can call potential employers and they can call you back.
Even better, Virginians have options when it comes to Lifeline. At this point, two of the largest providers do business in the state – Safelink Wireless, the largest of the competitors, and Assurance Wireless, the fastest growing of the competitors.
Check them both out. See what they offer. See which program is better for you.
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Virginia:
- 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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