The state of Arkansas is showing some positive signs in its economic recovery. It is one of the few states that has had consistent job growth and has seen its unemployment numbers fall, not due to a decreasing labor force (people giving up and stopping the search for work), but due to constant job growth. The hospitality sector has been supplying much of the job increases. Unfortunately, the professional and business services sectors have been dropping positions.

Not all are yet sharing in this upward trend.  The state still has 18% of its population at the poverty line, one of the worst figures in the nation. Fortunately, Assurance Wireless is bringing some needed help to residents in the state of Arkansas who might need a bit of a assistance. If you qualify,  as an Arkansas resident, you may be eligible to get a cell phone and 250 minutes monthly, at no cost.

How to Qualify for Assurance Wireless in Arkansas

You can qualify for Assurance Wireless service in Arkansas under income-based eligibility criteria or government program-based eligibility criteria as long as no one else in your household currently has a Lifeline phone.

Government Program-Based Eligibility Guidelines

If you are a participant in one or more of the following government assistance programs, you probably qualify for Assurance Wireless phone service in Arkansas:

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

If you qualify for Assurance Wireless service under government program-based eligibility guidelines, you are NOW required to send in any supporting documentation at this time. If you qualify under the government program-based eligibility, you do not need to complete the income-based section.

Income-Based Eligibility Guidelines

If you do not qualify under government program eligibility, you may qualify for Assurance Wireless service in Arkansas if your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Find the size of your household below and compare the annual income. If your household income falls below this amount, then you probably qualify for Assurance Wireless service.

Size of Household


Arkansas Maximum Income

















For each additional household member, please add 5,346.


For an application for an Assurance Wireless phone as an Arkansas resident, please click the link directly below.

Click here to get an Assurance Wireless Application for Arkansas