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United Way of Lancaster County
Description of Program
Offers four programs to help low income Pennsylvania residents get or keep their telephone service. They are:
- Lifeline: Provides a credit of $11.75 on the regular monthly telephone bill. Persons are eligible if they receive SSI or TANF or their yearly income meets Lifeline guidelines. Persons eligible for this program receive a $20 credit towards the connection charge.
- Lifeline 135: Provides a credit of up to $9.25 on the regular monthly telephone bill. Customer can purchase Optional Services (Caller ID, Call Waiting, etc.) and certain packages that include local toll and /or optional services. Persons eligible for this program receive a $20 credit towards the line connection charge.
- Universal Telephone Assistance Program(UTAP): Helps Verizon Pennsylvania low income customers pay some or all of their telephone bill's basic charges. Qualified Lifeline applicants can receive up to $200 (first time) and up to $100 every six months thereafter. The Dollar Energy Fund manages this program for Verizon.
- Link Up America: Verizon provides a $20 credit off the line connection charge. Persons are eligible if they receive SSI, TANF, Food Stamps, LIHEAP, State Blind Pension, Medical Assistance, federal public housing assistance, National School Free lunch program and have yearly income that meets Lifeline or Lifeline 135 guidelines.
- Wireless Hopeline Project: Donated phones are refurbished, recycled or sold. Proceeds are donated to nonprofit domestic violence shelters. Refurbished phones are reprogrammed to call 911 and distributed to domestic violence survivors. Drop off your phone at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store. Lancaster locations are listed below:
Lancaster Verizon Store
Chelsea Square Shopping Center, 1615 Manheim Pike, Lancaster
Park City Mall-Kiosk
Park City Mall, 504 Park City Center, Lancaster