Lifeline Vermont




Vermont Lifeline Program provides financial assistance to low-income Vermont 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 Vermont?

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 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.

If you think you may qualify, please call your local telephone company  [Vermont, VT]. For help, call Vermont Economic Services Division at 1-800-479-6151.

Vermont Lifeline Application Form:

The following telephone numbers in Vermont offer Lifeline Programs:

  • FairPoint Communications;
  • Franklin Telephone Co., Inc.;
  • OTT Communications (Shoreham);
  • TDS Telecom (Ludlow, Northfield, Perkinsville & Proctorville);
  • Topsham Telephone;
  • Vermont Telephone (VTel); and
  • Waitsfield / Champlain Valley Telecom

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