California Lifeline Program Description

Budget Mobile, a California Lifeline Provider


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California Lifeline Program: Budget Mobile is a California Lifeline Provider. Lifeline is a government benefit program. Budget Mobile provides Lifeline service supported by the Federal Universal Service Fund and the California Lifeline Program.

Qualifications: Enrollment in this government benefit program is available to consumers who qualify based on federal or state specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs. You can also qualify based on your household income.

Eligible programs in California:
Medicaid/Medi-Cal
Federal Housing Assistance (Section 8)
Annual Income
Supplemental Security Income
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Cal-Fresh
Women, Infants and Children Program
Tribally-Administered Head Start Program (income based only)
Veterans Pension/Survivors Pension


Proof of Eligibility: You must provide proof of program participation or proof of income.

One Lifeline Discount per Household: Discounts provided by the California and Federal Lifeline programs are limited to one per household. Separate households that live at the same address are eligible. This includes residents of homeless shelters and nursing homes. Residents with temporary addresses are also eligible. A household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. A Head of Household form may be required.

Already Get Lifeline Assistance On Your Home or Cell Phone?
It is easy to switch to the Budget Mobile California Connect plan even if you are enrolled with another California or Federal Lifeline provider. When you switch to Budget Mobile, your California Lifeline and federal Lifeline discounts (as applicable) will be switched from your current provider to Budget Mobile. Only one wireless or wireline Lifeline discount is allowed per household.

You will receive Free every month, Unlimited talk plus Unlimited text and a FREE Cell phone.

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LifeLine is a government assistance program and potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements. You may qualify based on household income level or if you participate in programs such as Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National School Lunch Program (NSL), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and more.

† The offering is a California LifeLine and federal LifeLine-supported service. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program and proof of eligibility documentation is necessary for enrollment. The program is limited to one benefit per household, consisting of either wireline or wireless service. LifeLine is a government benefit program, and consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the program. Coverage limitations may affect wireless mobile phone service access to E-911 and/or 911 in the event of an emergency. Free phones may take up to 10 business days for delivery once order is received. Brand and style of phone will vary and are at the discretion of Budget Mobile LifeLine