Generations columnist for The Herald-Palladium

Q: I already participate in Lifeline for my phone bill costs. Will I now automatically receive the new Emergency Broadband Benefit that was announced?

A: No. Lifeline and the new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) are two separate assistance programs from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Sara Duris is community information liaison of Region IV Area Agency on Aging in Southwest Michigan. Questions on age or independence services? Call the Info-Line for Aging & Disability at 800-654-2810 or visit The Generations column appears each weekend in The Herald-Palladium.