MPSC Tribal Lands Lifeline/LinkUp Discounted Phone Service

 

We encourage eligible, low income residential customers, residing on a federally recognized reservation, to take advantage of available discounts on their telephone bills. Tribal Lands Lifeline participants receive a monthly discount of approximately $28 on their local telephone bill.

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Consumers have the option of blocking outgoing long distance toll calls free of charge.  If the applicant elects this option, your local telephone company will not collect a service deposit in order to initiate Lifeline service.

 

Pursuant to the Tribal Lands Link-Up program, a qualifying customer is eligible for a 100% reduction (up to $100) on local telephone line installation service charges.

 

You may qualify for federal Tribal Lands Lifeline and Link-Up programs if your household income is at, or below, 150% of the federal poverty level. You may also qualify if you participate in one of the following assistance programs:

 

  • Medicaid

  • Food Stamps

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • National School Lunch Program

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Tribal Lands customers may be eligible if they live on a federally recognized reservation and participate in one of the programs listed above or the Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance; Tribally administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard); or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

 

If you believe that you or someone you know satisfies the above requirements, please contact your local customer service center or call (866) 321-2323 for more information about these discounts.  You can check your eligibility on the National Verifier website below.  

 

Regulations established by the Federal Communications Commission prohibit any household from receiving more than one Tribal Lands Lifeline and Link-Up discount. The Tribal Lands Lifeline and Link-Up discount are non-transferable benefits; the subscriber may not transfer his/her Lifeline and/or Link-Up benefit to any other person.  Tribal Lands Lifeline customers will be asked to verify their continued eligibility for the program at least once per year.