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Qualifying for Verizon lifeline program

Verizon offers a reduced rate on residential telephone service. If you are income-eligible for any of the following benefits you can receive this reduced rate. If you qualify, Lifeline Service (Monthly Service) may provide you with a credit of $11.41 on your monthly telephone bill for one telephone line. You can get Lifeline Service if no one claims you as a dependent on their Federal Income Tax, unless you are 60 or older and you are in one of these programs: General Assistance (GA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) OR your yearly income is at or below 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Lifeline 135 (Monthly Service) is for qualified low-income individuals. If you qualify, this program may provide you with a credit of $7.66 on your monthly telephone bill for one telephone line. You can get Lifeline 135 if no one claims you as a dependent on their Federal Income Tax, unless you are 60 or older and you are in one of these programs: General Assistance (GA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Food Stamps Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Medicaid Federal Public Housing Assistance State Blind Pension National School Free Lunch Program OR your yearly household income is at or below 135 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. You can apply for Lifeline or Lifeline 135 by calling Verizon PA at 1-800-640-4155. Link Up America, a one Time Service, helps new customers or customers who moved to a new address by providing a reduction in installation charges. If you meet the requirements for Lifeline or Lifeline 135, you will qualify for Link Up America. For more information visit www.verizon.com. The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh or call them at 565-4620.

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