How to Apply for the Lifeline Program

The program is administered in a partnership arrangement between the Federal Communications Commission and the PSC.  The program is funded by the federal universal service fund and the Missouri universal service fund.

For  more information, or to see if you qualify, visit lifelinesupport.org

You can apply with the National Verifier by using the consumer portal at checklifeline.org/lifeline, through Mark Twain, or by mail.

Consumers meeting certain eligibility criteria can receive monthly discounts for telecommunications service through the Lifeline Program. The Lifeline Program offers a monthly federal discount of $7.25 for voice service, $9.25 for Broadband Internet service and a state discount, when combined with the federal discount, of no more than $24.00.

To apply, complete the form and also submit proof of eligibility.

LIFELINE PROGRAM MINIMUM SERVICE STANDARDS

  • The Lifeline Program requires a minimum service for fixed broadband:
    • Speed of 20M/3M
    • Usage of 1024 GB per month

DISCLAIMER FOR WIRELESS CONSUMERS

Broadband Consumers that qualify for Lifeline services must meet the minimum service standards as provided by USAC if the service is available in their area; in order to qualify for Lifeline, you must be subscribed to the 20M/3M package or higher. If you are in an area where you cannot get the higher speed packages, you may still qualify for Lifeline and should contact our office.

How to Apply for the Disabled Program

Funding is solely provided by the Missouri USF and is limited to landline phone service by a participating company.

Consumers meeting certain eligibility criteria can receive monthly discounts for telecommunications service through the Disabled Program. The Disabled Program offers a monthly discount of $24.00.

You can apply by filling out and submitting the appropriate application below to us.

Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company Disability Application
Mark Twain Communications Company Disability Application