Lifeline and Link-Up
Lifeline is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on telephone service to qualified low-income residents. Lifeline is designed to ensure that telephone service remains affordable to all South Dakota & Minnesota residents.
The Lifeline assistance program provides a $9.25 credit on the monthly telephone bill.
You may qualify for Lifeline if your total household income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines ; or if you, your dependent or your household receives one of the following:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Medicaid
- National School Lunch free lunch program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Lifeline is available on one telephone line per household. If you or someone in your household has Lifeline on a wireless phone, then you cannot get it on your home phone too. You may not transfer your Lifeline discount to another person, even if he or she qualifies for Lifeline. Please note that you must enroll in Lifeline service and you must provide proof of eligibility before receiving support. If you believe you qualify for Lifeline, stop by our office and fill out an application form or click one of the forms below and mail the form to:
Intersate Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc.
312 4th Street West
Clear Lake, SD 57226
Below are the forms for printing. NOTE: These forms are in PDF format, and the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view them. This program can be downloaded for free HERE.