The Lifeline Program
Connecting Veterans with Opportunity & Lifesaving Resources
1.2 million veterans rely on the Lifeline program
12% of all Lifeline beneficiaries are veterans
Lifeline allows veterans to connect with current and future employers while they transition out of military careers. In addition to providing low-income veterans with essential voice services, Wi-Fi enabled Lifeline phones allow recipients to connect with employers in an increasingly digital world.
Healthcare & Emergency Services
Lifeline helps low-income veterans stay healthy, lowers healthcare costs, and improves outcomes by keeping veterans connected with healthcare professionals and 911 emergency services. This is most essential for senior and disabled veterans and those living in rural areas who may be unable to access healthcare otherwise.
The internet is essential to academic success. For veterans seeking degrees and those with school-age children, access to online educational resources is critical. Yet many low-income households still lack computers. Wi-Fi enabled Lifeline phones address this “digital divide” by providing access to essential online resources.
Every day, 20 veterans commit suicide, 14 of which are not under VA care. Lifeline phones ensure that low-income veterans have the opportunity to stay connected with friends and family and the ability to call a suicide helpline, if needed.