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MN Telephone Assistance Plan & Federal Lifeline Assistance

     

 Telephone Discounts Can Help You Stay In   Touch 

Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) and   the federal LIFELINE Program help make telephone service affordable to   low-income consumers. 

TAP offers a $7.00   per month discount on home landline telephone service. 

The Lifeline Program offers a $9.25 per month discount on home   landline or internet service OR on cell phone service. 

How do I find out if I am   eligible? 

Contact your service   provider to ask if you qualify. Consumers enrolled in the following programs may   already be eligible: 

• Federal Public Housing Assistance

• Medical Assistance

• Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

• Supplemental Security Income

• Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Benefit

• Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

• Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

• Head Start

• Food Distribution Program

How do I apply? 

Your phone service   provider can assist you with the application(s) or contact the Minnesota   Public Utilities Commission for assistance, consumer.puc@state.mn.us or 651-296-0406 or   1-800-657-3782. 

Lifeline Discount Application: https://www.usac.org/_res/documents/li/pdf/nv/LI_Application_UniversalForm.pdf

Lifeline Household Worksheet: https://www.usac.org/_res/documents/li/pdf/nv/LI_Worksheet_UniversalForms.pdf

Telephone Assistance Plan (Tap) Discount Application: https://mn.gov/puc/assets/2019%20TAP%20App_tcm14-371427.pdf

Telephone Discount Brochure: https://mn.gov/puc-stat/documents/pdf_files/2019TelephoneBrochure.pdf