Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) and the federal LIFELINE Program help make telephone service affordable to low-income consumers. TAP offers a $10.00 per month discount on home landline telephone service. The Lifeline Program offers a $5.25 per month discount on home landline.

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 be eligible:

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Benefits
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribal-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

How do I apply?

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