Telephone Service Payment Assistance

Martha's Vineyard

Dukes County Social Services Department
Esther Laiacona
Phone: (508)696-3844
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In partnership with Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and the islands and South Shore Community Action Council, the Dukes County Social Services Department offers: Food access assistance (SNAP, emergency food) Fuel assistance and utility assistance Information and referrals Cash assistance for disabled adults and low income households Affordable child care WIC (Woman, Infants and Children)   See More

Verizon / Special Protections and Third-Party Notification Programs
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Seniors or those with disabilities may enroll in Verizon’s Special Protections program. When this special status is recorded in account records, Verizon will: make every effort to avoid blocking or turning off phone service for late payments enable eligibility for priority repair service The Special Protection program application forms also offers enrollment in the Third-Party Notification program to help prevent service turnoff... See More

Off Island

Universal Service Administrative Company / Lifeline Support
Phone: 888-641-8722
Fax: 866-873-4665
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The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households... See More

Verizon / Lifeline Discount Program
Phone: 800-837-4966
Fax: 877-306-6175
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Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Federal Communications Commission... See More