Farber Telephone Company's Low Income and Disability Services

Our customers can receive affordable phone services as low as $6.50/month*

The Missouri Universal Service Fund is a state program which is divided into two sections, low income and disabled.

All of Farber's Lifeline customers receive unlimited local calling minutes.

Farber Telephone Company provides toll calling equal access for all Lifeline customers to 57 interexchange carriers (IXC's). The rates, terms, and conditions of their toll carrier offerings are made by the IXCs, not by Farber Telephone Company.

Low income customers receive both state and federal funds.

Disabled customers receive only state support.

The discount varies between $6.50 and $15.75 depending on your method of qualifications.

If you or a dependent residing in your household are receiving benefits from one or more of the programs listed below, please contact Farber Telephone Company at 573-249-9800 for more information. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday though Friday.

*This monthly rate does not include applicable local, 911, state, and federal taxes.

Additional, information for Farber Telephone customers can be found at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) which is dedicated to achieving universal service.

Low Income Programs

  • MO HealthNet (f.k.a. Medicaid)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Low income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • National School Free Lunch Program
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • 135% of the Federal Poverty Level
       (see application for income thresold requirements)


  • Veteran Administration Disability Benefits
  • State Blind Pension
  • State Aid to Blind Persons
  • State Supplemental Disability Assistance
  • Federal Social Security Disability