The start of a new school year is an expensive time for families. If you are struggling to pay for phone and internet service while navigating back to school costs, help is available. The Kansas Corporation Commission encourages Kansans in need of assistance to apply for Lifeline and the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). Both programs help low-income families and individuals stay connected so they can access healthcare, attend classes, find jobs, and call for help in an emergency. Anyone who qualifies for Lifeline also qualifies for Emergency Broadband. Lifeline provides federal and state discounts up to $17.02 per month on phone service (wireless or residential) and broadband.