Having a mobile phone is an effective way to stay in touch with employers, family, friends, and important people in your life. Unfortunately, the cost of cell phones and plans can be significantly higher than many low-income families in Maryland can afford.

In these situations, the Maryland Lifeline Program is the ideal solution. This is part of the federal Lifeline Assistance Program that dates back to 1985. Originally designed to help low-income and other qualifying individuals pay their landline, the program now includes providing a free government cell phone and data plan.

Making Sure You Qualify

There are two ways to qualify for the Maryland Lifeline Program. The first is to have a total household income of less than 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The income level qualification changes based on the number of people in the household, so it is important to check the latest information.

The second way to qualify for a free government cell phone Maryland is to already be a part of an assistance program through the government. This includes qualifying in the state of Maryland, or participating in Section 8 Federal Public Housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, SSI, or receive a Veterans or Survivors pension. Residents of federally recognized tribal lands also qualify if they are part of qualifying programs.

The application for a free government cell phone under the Maryland Lifeline Program is a simple online application. The application takes just a few minutes to complete, and individuals receive their phones after approval.

To learn more about the Maryland Lifeline Program through Infiniti Mobile, visit our website. We are easy to find online at infinitimobile.com.