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IUB Promoting Lifeline Program

Des Moines, Iowa — The Iowa Utilities Board is spreading the word about the federal Lifeline Program which helps low-income residents of the state pay for communications services.

I-U-B spokesman, Donald Tormey, explains how the program works.


He says the eligibility for the program is based on income and you should check to see if you qualify.


The local Community Action Agency serving Osceola and O’Brien counties is Upper Des Moines Opportunity. The local Community Action Agency serving Lyon and Sioux counties is Mid-Sioux Opportunity. He says the program runs for one year.


This is “Lifeline Awareness Week” and the I-U-B and its counterparts across the country are trying to let everyone know about the program.


Approximately 32-thousand Iowans participated in the Lifeline program in 2016. If you qualify for some other government assistance programs, you are automatically eligible. You may also qualify based on income. A family of four can make up to $33,210 and still be eligible for Lifeline.

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