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Communications Lifeline and Linkup



Communications Lifeline and Linkup provides assistance for people who are eligible to receive benefits from the following programs: Food Stamps, General Assistance (GA), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families/Work First New Jersey (TANF/WFNJ), HEAP, SSI, Medicaid, PAAD, and Lifeline Utility Credit/Tenants Lifeline Assistance. Each local telephone service provider administers its own telephone Lifeline and Link Up programs, subject to Board of Public Utilities (BPU) review.



This information last reviewed 10/25/11.


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