Michigan Lifeline Eligibility Database
Michigan telecommunications providers and consumers can verify eligibility for the Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program through the Michigan Lifeline Eligibility Database (MLED). MLED will provide Eligible/Not Eligible qualification for a customer for Lifeline by confirming the consumer’s participation in one of the following five programs: Medicaid, Food Assistance, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the State Emergency Relief (SER) and Home Heating Credit (HHC) components of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. In addition to qualifying original Lifeline applications, Michigan providers can also use MLED to assist in their annual recertification of Lifeline customers.
Important Message: On May 10, 2019, the FCC announced that the Lifeline National Verifier will fully launch in Michigan on June 11, 2019. Michigan Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) that are seeking federal support for Lifeline service will be responsible for ensuring that subscribers are enrolled or recertified under the FCC's revised eligibility criteria and those ETCs must begin using the National Verifier on June 11, 2019 for federal purposes.
Michigan basic local exchange providers will also continue to use the MLED after the June 11, 2019 launch of the National Verifier for Lifeline compliance with the Michigan Telecommunications Act for state specific discounts.