Lifeline and Link-up Benefits for Alabama

Authored By: Legal Services Alabama


Need help paying your phone bill? You can get help though Lifeline & Link-Up. If you get Medicaid, Food Stamps, SSI, TANF, LIHEAP or you have a Section 8 voucher, you may be eligible.

Do you, or someone in your household, participate any of these programs?

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

If you participate in any of these programs, you could get help with telephone costs through the Lifeline & Link-Up programs:

  • This program provides a discount on the cost of installing telephone service.
  • This program provides a discount on the cost of monthly telephone service.

To find out if you qualify for these programs, call your local telephone company.

You may also call the Alabama Public Service Commission toll-free at 1-800-392-8050.

For more information on coverage in your area, visit Telephone Assistance Programs for Low Income Households at

Reviewed January 2021 offers legal information, not legal advice. We try hard to make sure this website accurately explains your rights and options. However, the site does not apply the law to your personal facts. For this sort of legal advice, you should call a lawyer. To apply for free legal services in Alabama, call the Legal Services Alabama office that is closest to where you live OR call toll-free 1-866-456-4995. You can also apply online at

Last Review and Update: Jan 18, 2021
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