Lifeline Assistance Program

What is Lifeline?

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Lifeline assistance provides discounted monthly basic service. Lifeline is available on one voice or broadband service per household, whether wireline or wireless.  This program is available to Chariton Valley Telephone Corp. (CVTC), Chariton Valley Communications Corp. (CVCC), and Missouri RSA 5 Partnership d/b/a Chariton Valley Wireless Services (CVW), from herein referred to as Chariton Valley.

Click here for Lifeline Application

Who is eligible for Lifeline assistance? You are eligible if you participate in any of the following programs:

• MO Healthnet (Medicaid)
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Federal Public Housing Assistance
• 135% of Federal Poverty Level
• Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Program

The program is administered in a partnership arrangement between the Federal Communications Commission and the PSC. The program is funded by the federal universal service fund and the Missouri universal service fund. This program provides a discount of up to $24.00.

For more information about the Lifeline program, including a list of participating companies visit

If you don’t qualify for Lifeline, wireline voice only customers may be eligible for a $24.00 monthly benefit under the Disabled Program:

• Veteran Administration Disability Benefits Program
• State Blind Pension
• State Aid to Blind Persons
• State Supplemental Disability Assistance Payment
Administered by the Family
Support Division Federal
• Federal Social Security Disability Benefits

For customers in Atlanta, Bevier, Bosworth, Bucklin, Bynumville, Callao, Clifton Hill, DeWitt, Ethel, Excello, Forest Green, Hale, Huntsville, Jacksonville, New Boston, New Cambria, Prairie Hill, Salisbury. If you don’t qualify for Lifeline, you may be eligible for a monthly benefit under the disabled program:  Click here for application form

For customers in all other markets If you don’t qualify for Lifeline, you may be eligible for a monthly benefit under the disabled program:  Click here for application form

Funding is solely provided by the Missouri USF and is limited to landline phone service by a participating company. Participation is limited to one discount per household and may not be combined with the Lifeline program.

You may not combine Lifeline and Disabled benefits.

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