Self Help & Support

Armstrong (ATC) Offers Lifeline Service

Lifeline 135

Armstrong offers a program to help our low-income residential customers keep their telephone service. This Federal program is called Lifeline 135 Service. If you are a low-income residential customer you may qualify.

Lifeline 135 gives a monthly credit off your service. Customers have a choice on where to apply this credit.

Voice Only Service: This will require a customer to remain with the company providing your service for at least 60 days in order to keep the discount.


Internet Service: A customer may choose to apply the credit on a qualifying internet service, which may be part of a bundle. This will require the customer to remain with the company providing your service for at least 12-months in order to keep the discount.

Here’s How to Qualify for Lifeline 135 Service:

You can get Lifeline 135 if you are in one of these programs:

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — (f/k/a Food Stamps)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - New York Only
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance


  • Your yearly household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To apply for Lifeline 135, contact Armstrong during business hours to receive an application form. If you’d like more information on Lifeline 135, please visit the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) at

*Not available in all areas. This service is only available in regulated areas served by Armstrong Telephone Company offices in Addsion, NY; Clinton, PA; Duke Center, PA; Hamlin, WV; Harrisville, WV and Rising Sun, MD.

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