Low-income Oregonians may qualify through the Oregon Lifeline program

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) is promoting National Lifeline Awareness Week September 10-14, 2018. Oregon Lifeline, a federal and state government program, provides a discount of up to $12.75 on monthly phone or high-speed internet service from select companies for qualifying low-income households.

Lifeline helps eligible Oregonians stay connected and provides access to local emergency services, jobs, healthcare, education, and other vital resources. For some, Lifeline can mean the difference between having a social connection and complete isolation.

Oregonians receiving benefits from select public assistance programs such as Medicaid or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may qualify for Oregon Lifeline.

For additional information about the Oregon Lifeline program, call 1-800-848-4442, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or view details online.