NJ Shares: Keeping the lines of Communication open for you & your family: Verizon New Jersey Communications Lifeline

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.

Communication Lifeline:

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.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to NJ Shares: Keeping the lines of Communication open for you & your family: Verizon New Jersey Communications Lifeline

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call NJ SHARES or email them for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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