Believe it or not, not everyone in the state of Washington works for Microsoft or Boeing. In fact, a considerable number don’t work at all.
Fact is, there’s a lot less green in the Evergreen State than there used to be. Greenbacks, that is.
Luckily, the Lifeline phone service program is alive and well in Washington. That means the state’s residents who find themselves in financial hardship can get free cell phones and free minutes every month to take care of all their basic and emergency needs.
Free Cell Phone Providers in Washington:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Washington. 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
- Total Call Mobile
Lifeline Discount Companies in Washington State
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 Washington:
Lifeline Cell Phone Eligibility in Washington:
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Washington:
- 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 the state of Washington, you may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The chart below shows these calculated income levels:
|Income Based Eligibility for Washington|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $5,832 annually|
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