Oregon Lifeline Program Extends Telecomm Discount

Jan 27, 2021

A discount for phone or high-speed internet service has been extended for qualifying Oregonians.

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The Oregon Public Utility Commission says originally set to expire December 30th, the discount now lasts until June 30th.

The commission got $3.5 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund money for its Oregon Lifeline Program. Meant to offset hardships incurred by the pandemic, recipients receive a $12 per month discount.

Oregonians need to be on public assistance programs such as SNAP or Medicaid to qualify, or if their household income is at -or below- 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines.

For additional information about the Oregon Lifeline program or to request an application, call 800-848-4442, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., email puc.rspf@state.or.us or visit www.lifeline.oregon.gov.

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