Iowa Lifeline

Households receiving Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income Program, Federal Public Housing Assistance Program, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program, or the National School Lunch Program may qualify for telephone assistance. People may also qualify based on their level of income.

Lifeline is a plan that assists qualified low-income Iowans by providing a monthly credit of up to $10 on the local telephone bill (depending on provider).

Link-up/Lifeline application forms are available from your local telephone company, the Iowa Utilities Board, or most CAP agencies in the state.

Information about the number of customers receiving Lifeline assistance is reported by each Iowa telephone company.

For more information, call the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) toll free at 1-877-565-4450, see the IUB Lifeline Release, or visit or

Lifeline Terms and Condition