Federal Lifeline Program
Under the Lifeline program, qualifying phone and/or qualifying broadband customers who participate in Medicaid (Healthy Connections), Food Stamps (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA), or Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension are entitled to receive a monthly discount. In qualifying South Carolina service areas, the discount is up to $8.75 applicable toward phone service OR $9.25 applicable toward qualifying broadband service. In qualifying Georgia service areas, the discount is up to $5.25 applicable toward phone service OR $9.25 applicable toward qualifying broadband service. If you are a phone or broadband customer who does not participate in any of these programs and your total household income is at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may be eligible to receive the Lifeline benefit. Hargray is eligible to provide the Lifeline benefit to qualifying South Carolina residential phone and broadband customers ONLY in Hilton Head, Hardeeville, and Bluffton. Hargray is eligible to provide the Lifeline benefit to qualifying Georgia residential phone and broadband customers ONLY in Hawkinsville.
*Lifeline is a government-supported service. Applicants will be required to provide documentation necessary to verify eligibility. Applicants who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline benefits can be punished by fine or barred from the program. Only ONE Lifeline benefit per household. A household is not permitted to receive Lifeline benefits from multiple providers