Lifeline Link-Up

The Lifeline program in Illinois helps low-income individuals and households obtain local telephone service through a partial subsidy of monthly local phone bills. UTAC also provides a partial subsidy towards the cost of installing a new phone for wireline subscribers.

You may be eligible for greatly reduced local phone line installation and a credit each month to lower the cost of your local phone service.

The Link-Up and Lifeline programs provide these benefits to eligible individuals and families.


Are you eligible?  Consumers enrolled in one or more of the following assistance programs may qualify for the Lifeline benefit:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

To determine your eligibility for Link-Up and Lifeline and to enroll in these programs call

Grafton Telephone Company

119 E. Main St

Grafton, IL 62037


All others: Call your local telephone company.

These programs are supported by voluntary contributions.  Contributions can be madethrough monthly donations of between 50 cents and $5 on local phone bills or by sending contributions to UTAC, P.O. Box 1176, Springfield, IL 62705.  Contributions are deductible on income taxes to the extent allowed by law.