Lifeline New York

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


Do You Qualify for Lifeline New York?

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.

If you think you may qualify, please call your local telephone company, Verizon [New York, NY], at 1-800-837-4966.

New York Lifeline Application Form:

Lifeline New York Hotline: 1-800-Verizon | 1-800-837-4966