LANSING -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel recently announced a simplified application process for the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) National Lifeline programs.

The Michigan and Federal Lifeline programs allows individuals at or below 135% of the federal poverty level to obtain a discount on monthly phone, internet, or phone and internet bundled services.

Individuals who have lost their income because of COVID-19 only need to fill out a waiver, available through June 30, that will allow proof of income eligibility through a notice of unemployment benefits or similar official document.

In addition to this simplified application process, current Lifeline participants who are up for re-certification have been allowed an extension to do so through June 30 without penalty.

For more information on the Michigan or Federal Lifeline programs visit bit.ly/3dVRTyP or call (800) 292-9555.