Free Cell Phones Are Available in Delaware.
Delaware is home of many of the largest banks in the nation (Bank of America, AIG, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Barclay’s, just to name a few). It’s a rich state. The per capita personal income in 2005 was $34,199, ranking it 9th in the nation. Delaware’s economy generally outperforms the rest of the country.
Yes, it’s a rich state, but unfortunately, they’re not handing out free money down on the street corners in Dover.
Those large companies have tightened their belts, laid off employees and contributed to a growing unemployment problem across the state.
“There’s really a lot of uncertainty right now,” said James L. Butkiewicz, economics professor at UD. “I think Delaware will recover, but I’m not sure it will be a rapid or robust recovery.”
More unemployment means more Delaware citizens eligible for the Lifeline program. If you live in Delaware, you can contact the following cell phone companies about getting a free cell phone, thanks to the government’s Lifeline program (Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund).
Free Cell Phone Providers in Delaware:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Delaware. 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.
Lifeline Discount Companies in Delaware
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 Delaware:
Lifeline Cell Phone Eligibility in Delaware:
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Delaware:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
- Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See chart below, which shows these calculated levels:
|Income Based Eligibility for Delaware|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $5,832 annually|
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