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Lifeline service is intended to assist in making telephone service affordable for all residential customers. In order to be eligible for the discount, the applicant must set income criteria. In New York State, individuals must be income eligible to receive assistance through one of the following programs:

  • Medicaid

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance

  • National School Lunch Program's free lunch program

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

  • Veterans Disability Pension

  • Veterans Surviving Spouse Pension


To apply for the Lifeline Discount, please first go through the authorization process at the following link:

National Verifier Application Site

After you receive a qualified authorization code from National Verifier, please print, fill out, and email or mail MTC the below Lifeline Application.


Mailing Address: PO Box 260, Margaretville, NY 12455

If you have any further questions on the Lifeline Discount, please contact the MTC Business Office at


* Interactive application must be downloaded and saved to your computer first before filling it out.


* Save completed application and email to

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