When you sing “America the Beautiful” and you get to the line about “amber waves of grain,” it’s a reference to the vast fields of wheat that stretch for miles across the heart of Kansas.
But despite that beautiful image, the state is facing economic cutbacks just like all the other states.
The simple fact is, more residents of Kansas than ever before are struggling and having trouble making ends meet. The state’s official unemployment rate has fallen since the Great Recession, but things are still tough for the financially disadvantaged.
That’s why we’re happy to announce that the Lifeline phone service program is available for needy folks in Kansas who need a cell phone. If you qualify, you can get a cell phone from the government plus as many as 250 free minutes per month.
Free Cell Phone Providers in Kansas
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Kansas. 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
- EnTouch Wireless
- Life Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- Standup Wireless
- Tempo Communications
Lifeline Discount Companies in Kansas
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 Kansas:
How to Qualify for a Free or Discounted Lifeline Phone in Kansas
You automatically qualify for a free government cell phone, through the Lifeline program, if you participate in any of the following government assistance programs:
- 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 Guideline for Kansas, which we’ve calculated for you in the table below:
|Income Based Eligibility for Kansas|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $5,832 annually|
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