Assistance Programs

About WRT

WRT understands how vital the telephone is to everyday life. Help is available for those who can’t afford telephone service. Lifeline, Tribal Lifeline and Tribal Link Up Assistance Programs can help eligible people pay part of their telephone costs. Please Note:Only one Lifeline service is available per household.

Lifeline provides a monthly credit of $9.25 on the basic service portion of your phone bill.  WRT offers residential customers unlimited local calling within WRT’s entire 8,373 square mile service area for only $16.45 per month. (Rate does not include any applicable taxes or mandated surcharges). The Lifeline credit is applied on the main home phone number and will be applied to local voice service if a customer chooses a WRT Bundle.

The Lifeline plan does not include long distance calls. Lifeline subscribers may opt to block long distance calls on their line at no cost.

FEDERAL MANDATE: Lifeline recipients are required to recertify their eligibility annually. Failure to properly recertify a recipient’s continued eligibility for the Lifeline program will result in termination of the Lifeline recipient’s monthly Lifeline discount and de-enrollment from the Lifeline Program.  

Download Lifeline/Link Up Application & Consent Form

 

To Apply/For More Information

Mail completed application to WRT, PO Box 467, Hazen, ND 58545. If you are applying based on income, please remember to include mandatory documentation as listed on the applications. For questions or assistance please call WRT at 748-2211.


Who is Eligible? 
Applicants are eligible if they participate in at least one of the following public assistance programs as follows or have a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (documentation required): .
• Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
• Medicaid
• Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Tribal TANF
• National School Lunch Program’s free lunch program
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

You may also be eligible if your household income is equal to or less than 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

View Federal Poverty Guidelines

Download Lifeline/Link Up Application

Tribal Lands Lifeline and Expanded Link Up