On one hand, West Virginia has weathered the terrible recession better than most states. On the other hand, the state faces problems other states don’t.
The Mountain State’s coal industry faces greater competition from other regions and other countries. On top of that, it faces even stricter government regulations.
So for all the West Virginians who have already lost their jobs and for those who will soon lose their jobs, we want you to know there’s help.
The Lifeline program can see to it that you get a free government cell phone and free monthly minutes to help you land an interview for a new job, to take care of emergencies, to stay in touch with your children and to reach your doctor.
Even better, all three of the major Lifeline suppliers do business in West Virginia as well as a number of smaller companies.
The Big Three:
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in West Virginia:
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility)
Latest News for West Virginia:
THIS IS NOT NEW NEWS. JUST A REMINDER. I HAVE SEEN MANY TEENS RUNNING AROUND WITH THESE PHONES BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS HAVE I-PHONES, MEANWHILE MANY WORKING WEST VIRGINIANS CANNOT EVEN AFFORD TRAC FONES.
For the record... Social Security recipients and medicare are not considered as entitled. That is money they spent most of their lives paying into so they would be secure in old age.
Did you notice they aren't included in the list of those who qualify?