Lifeline Maryland




Maryland Lifeline Program provide financial assistance to low-income Maryland residents and help ensure that they can afford telephone service, either through a traditional telephone company or through a qualified wireless provider.

Lifeline Maryland is also called “Tel-Life”

Do You Qualify for Lifeline Maryland?

To qualify for Lifeline you must be enrolled in a qualifying social service program (see below):

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Free Lunch Program
  • OR your income must be below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Verizon Maryland Lifeline Plans:

Basic Tel-Life Service

$0.66 per month for 30 outgoing calls and $.10 per call over the 30 call limit. Value-added services are not allowed (e.g., Call Waiting, Caller ID). No connection charges apply. Also, customers will not be charged for the federal subscriber line charge.

Enhanced Tel-Life Service

$10 per month for unlimited local calls. This plan allows customers to order two value-added services (e.g., Call Waiting, Caller ID) at current rates. No connection charges apply. Also, customers will not be charged for the federal subscriber line charge

If you think you may qualify, please call Verizon (Maryland, MD) at 1-800-5332-6347

Maryland Lifeline Application Form:

Lifeline Maryland Hotline: 1-800-332-6347

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