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Affordable internet access in reach for many
Many Veterans are turning to telehealth to get care from VA. But if you live in a rural area or have trouble affording an internet connection, it can be tricky using VA telehealth services. For help, the new Affordable Connectivity Program may give you up to $100 to purchase a computer or tablet. It can also provide $30 per month towards your internet bill and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying tribal lands. Some people may be eligible for both.
You can use this service if you meet at least one of the criteria below:
Your income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
You participate in assistance programs.
You’re in Tribal programs.
You receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility.
Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.
Meets the criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income program.
For more information on this benefit, visit the Affordable Connectivity Program or call the support center at 877-384-2575 between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET.
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Affordable Connectivity Program (Federal Communications Commission)
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Created January 24, 2022