The rest of the country probably looks at New Hampshire with tremendous envy because the Granite State’s unemployment rate is just 4.4% (as of May 2014). That’s barely more than a half of the unemployment rate in some other states.
But statistics mask the difficulties faced by those who are unemployed in today’s economy. The fact that there are fewer unemployed in New Hampshire doesn’t make life any easier for those who are unemployed.
The simple fact is, many good New Hampshire people are unemployed through no fault of their own, need cell phones for a variety of reasons but can’t afford them.
These are the people for who the Lifeline phone service was designed. People who need to call potential employers but can’t do it without a cell phone. People who need to call their doctors but can’t without a cell phone. People who need to stay in touch with their families but can’t without a cell phone.
Free Cell Phone Providers in New Hampshire:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire
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 New Hampshire:
Lifeline Cell Phone Eligibility in New Hampshire:
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in New Hampshire:
- 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)
In New Hampshire, you may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Compare your income with the 135%-calculated numbers on the chart below to see if you qualify:
|Income Based Eligibility for New Hampshire|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $5,643 annually|
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