Amazon is making its Prime membership available to even more people as it begins to offer a reduced rate for those receiving government aid. If you have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or Medicaid card you'll be able to qualify for a membership price of just $5.99. The company first announced its plan to offer the discounts back in June 2017.

According to the report from Reuters:

To qualify for the discounted $5.99 monthly Prime membership, customers must have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer or Medicaid card and can renew it annually for up to four years, the company said.

Those who qualify for the reduced Amazon Prime membership will still get all the same benefits as current subscribers do. Some may not agree with Amazon's choice to offer the discounts, but by doing so the company is making the service available to groups of people that other retailers are shutting out.

If you meet the requirements for the discounted membership, you can sign up now and start using your benefits right away.

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