The Link-Up program is designed to reduce the cost of initiating new telephone service to qualifying low-income residents who live on approved tribal lands.
A resident who lives on an approved tribal land is qualified if the current total household income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. A resident is also qualified if they are currently receiving: Medicaid, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program support, SNAP, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Health Benefit Coverage under Child Health Plan under Chapter 62 (CHIP), National School Lunch Program - Free Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Link-Up offers a 100 percent discount (up to $100) for telephone installation charges. Link-Up does not cover more than one phone line in the home, but the program does include an option for delaying payment on the balance of the connection fee, up to $200, for up to one year without interest charges. Link-Up does not offer financial assistance for additional services on the telephone, such as caller ID or voice messaging.