NJ Shares: Keeping the lines of communication open for you & your family: Verizon New Jersey Communications Lifeline.
Who is eligible for Communications Lifeline:
It’s quick and easy to sign up for Verizon NJ’s Communication Lifeline program and Link Up America.
You must be a Verizon residential phone customer to apply for these programs. If you need residential phone service, contact Verizon NJ first at 1-800-837-4966. You are eligible if you participate in any of these programs:
*Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
*General Assistance (GA)
*Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
*Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
*Lifeline Utility Credit/Tenants Lifeline Assistance
*Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
*Temporary Assistance to Needy Families/Work First New Jersey (TANF/WFNJ)
If you are age 65 or over and are not participating in one of the above programs and your annual income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty income level (Federal poverty guidelines are issued each year in the Federal Register by the US Department of Health and Human Services). Check you income eligibility by calling 1-888-337-3339. Call NJ Shares at 1-888-337-3339 for eligibility and enrollment.
What are the benefits of Link Up America & Communications Lifeline?
Through Link Up America, new, eligible customers receive a 50% discount on their initial residential phone connection charge. The remaining fees can be paid in 12 months.
Under the Communications Lifeline program, Verizon NJ residential telephone customers may be eligible to receive free or discounted local telephone service. Communications Lifeline program participants can receive:
*Discounted flat rate residential phone service including touch-tone service.
*Additional optional features such as caller ID or three-way calling.
How do you apply?
All you need to do is call NJ SHARES at 1-888-337-3339 or log onto http://www.njshares.org.
NJ SHARES Inc. is a statewide, non-profit 501c3 organization that provides assistance to individuals and families living in New Jersey who are in need of temporary help in paying their communications and energy bills.
For more information about NJ SHARES, Communications Lifeline and Link Up America, call or visit us online at: http://www.njshares.org or 1-888-337-3339.
*Disclaimer: I have not used the service so I do not have an opinion of the service, whether it is good or bad but please call the above number or email them for more information, This information was taken off the pamphlet from Verizon/NJ SHARES and more information is online.