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Oregon Lifeline - Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP)
What is Oregon Lifeline?
Oregon Lifeline is a federal and state government program that reduces the monthly cost of phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income households.  Also known as the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP), the program:
·          Reduces the cost of phone bills by $12.75 per month;
·          Reduces the cost of broadband service by $9.25 per month; or
·          Provides free phone or data service.
Note: Federal and state regulations limit the Lifeline benefit to one per household for either phone or broadband service. The Lifeline benefit is not transferable to another person.
How do I qualify?
You may qualify for Oregon Lifeline if you participate in one of the following government programs or meet income guidelines:
·          Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - no documentation required,  
·          Medicaid - no documentation required,
·          Supplemental Security Income - no documentation required,
·          Federal Public Housing Assistance - Proof of Participation required,
·          Veterans or Survivors Pension Benefit - Proof of Participation​ required, or
·          Your total household income is at or below 135% of federal poverty guidelines - Proof of Income​​ required.
Which local service providers participate in the Oregon Lifeline program? 
View a list of discounted and free Lifeline service providers.
How do I apply? 
Choose how you want to receive Oregon Lifeline.
1.     I want free Lifeline service.
How do I let others know about this program? 
Download the Oregon Lifeline flier to encourage others in the community to take advantage of the many benefits of the program.