The school year is practically upon us and we are hard at work spreading the word about Internet Essentials. Please let me know if you’d like postcards sent to you in order to provide materials to your families along with NSLP paperwork. We are absolutely thrilled to share the news that Internet Essentials has more than doubled the number of homes eligible for our low-cost internet service. As of today, ALL low-income households may be eligible to receive our $9.95 per month service. The expansion includes seniors and individuals with disabilities. Below is a list of documents accepted as proof of eligibility.
- MEDICAID: card or most recent eligibility letter.
- Public housing assistance documentation such as your lease, housing assistance payment (HAP) contract, or eligibility documentation from HUD.
- SNAP: letter indicating you are approved for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
- TANF: eligibility letter for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
- SSI: eligibility letter for Supplemental Security Income.
- NSLP/Head Start: copy of a letter indicating current participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start, with your child's name, the school name, and the address of where you are requesting service.
- LIHEAP: letter confirming your eligibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
- WIC: eligibility letter for the Women, Infants, and Children program.
- FEDERAL PELL GRANT: (Colorado and Illinois only) documentation from your community college’s financial aid office.
- VA PENSION: veterans pension eligibility determination letter from the Veterans Administration.
- Tribal assistance eligibility letter, including TTANF, FDPIR, etc.
So many of you have been asking about senior eligibility, and we’re so happy to have an option for you. Please go to our partner portal to find out more information about the program and additional eligibility requirements. If you have any questions for me, please let me know. Please share with your offices, and if you’d like me to get some materials into your hands, just let me know.