JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley wants telephone customers to know about a program called Lifeline, which offers financial help to customers who are struggling to pay their bills.
During "National Lifeline Awareness Week", September 10-16, Presley will travel North Mississippi promoting the program and getting the word out to consumers.
The Lifeline program provides a discount on qualifying customers home or cell phone bills of up to $111 a year.
“Lifeline provides real help for real people who need it,” Presley said. “I want to do all I can to make sure every qualifying telephone customer knows about Lifeline and has an opportunity to apply for the discount.”
During National Lifeline Awareness Week, Presley will be available in a number of county courthouses promoting the program.
Presley and his staff will be on hand to share information about Lifeline and answer questions regarding the
Below is a schedule of meeting places:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Lowndes County Courthouse
505 2nd Avenue North
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lee County Justice Center
200 West Jefferson Street
Thursday, September 13, 2012
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Leflore County Courthouse Supervisors Board Room
306 West Market Street
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Desoto County Courthouse
2535 Highway 51
Friday, September 14, 2012
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lafayette County Chancery Building
2nd Floor Courtroom 3
300 North Lamar
For more information regarding the Lifeline program and how to apply, please plan to join us at these events or you may call Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-356-6428 or 1-800-637-7722.