Internet Service Discount - Washington State Local Health Insurance - CHPW

Internet Service Discount

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) is excited to let you know that there’s a new federal program called the Emergency Broadband Benefit to help Americans who are struggling to pay for internet service during COVID-19.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides discounted monthly internet service for qualifying households

The benefit includes:

Broadband internet
Up to a $50 per month discount on internet service and associated equipment rentals
Tribal Care
Up to a $75 per month discount if a household is on Tribal lands
devices
A one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase laptop, tablet, or desktop computer purchased through a participating provider

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Am I eligible?

You are eligible if one member of your household meets any of the criteria below: 

  • Have an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Participate in certain government assistance programs, such as Basic Food (SNAP), Apple Health (Medicaid), or Lifeline
  • Receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  • Experienced loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program
How do I apply?

There are three ways you can apply:

  1. Reach out to your current service provider and ask if they participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. They will provide details on services they may have available as part of the program and options to apply discounts to your existing service (if applicable).
  2. If you don’t have a current service provider, or if they don’t participate in the program, you can apply online on the FCC website.
  3. You can also apply by mail. Print an application in English or Spanish (instructions also available in 9 additional languages). Complete the application and send with proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

How long will this benefit last?

The benefit will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner. Due to the temporary nature of the benefit, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can.

Where can I learn more?

Visit GetEmergencyBroadband.org to learn more and see how to receive your benefit. You can also call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at 1-833-511-0311 or email [email protected].

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