The critics of Lifeline Assistance say that everyone is ripping off the system, plundering the program in a systematic way.
The fact is, less than half of the households qualified for the program participate in the SNAP food stamp program.
In average, the participant of SNAP program in March 2016 is 44,344,259. This is the lowest level of national participation since February 2011. Before this, the beneficiaries of SNAP topped at 46,000,000 for 38 months.
Despite this startling numbers, the current number of free government cell phones is below 12,000,000.
As of July 2014, according to the Census Bureau estimation, the national population was 318,857,056. This means that the 46,674,364 beneficiaries are 14.6% of the total population.
As of September 2014, there were about 115,831,000 households, according to Census Bureau estimation. Thus, 22,867,248 households in October is 19.7% of the nation’s households.
About 22,867,248 households are on food stamps. Food stamp is one of the most common criteria to qualify for Lifeline Assistance. And yet, less than 12,000,000 of those households have taken advantage of the Lifeline Assistance program.
What does this mean? This means that less than half of the households qualified for Lifeline Assistance cell phones have them.
When you see politicians or critics say that everyone is ripping off the system, just remember those numbers. Remember that less than half take advantage of the free government cell phone program.
If you can, spread the word about the Lifeline Assistance program. If you know someone who is qualified for the program, yet has not enrolled, please tell them about the program. A cell phone is very important in this day and age. And if you need more information about Lifeline Assistance, you can read them here at http://lifelineservice4u.com/