For More Information on How to Apply for the Lifeline Program

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

Consumers meeting certain eligibility criteria are able to receive monthly discounts for telecommunications service through the Lifeline Program or the Disabled Program. Lifeline service offers a monthly federal discount of $9.25 (for Voice or Broadband Internet) and state discount of $6.50 (Voice or a service bundle of Voice and Broadband) for a total monthly discount of up to $15.75.The Disabled Program offers a $6.50 (Voice) monthly discount.

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 18/2 MBPS
    • Usage of 1000 GB per month

DISCLAIMER FOR WIRELESS CONSUMERS

Wireless Internet Consumers do not qualify for the Disabled Program discount; it applies only to voice services. Wireless 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 18M/2M package or higher. If you are in area where you cannot get the higher speed packages, you may still qualify for Lifeline and should contact our office.

Lifeline Application * Customer Info * Worksheet
Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company Disability Application
Mark Twain Communications Company Disability Application