Tribal lands residents may receive an additional $25 under the discount.
Link-Up offers a 100 percent reduction, up to $100, off installation charges to qualifying residents of Tribal lands. Link-Up will NOT cover the cost of a phone or wiring your home.
NOTE: The TAP discount will increase to $3.50 per month as of October 1, 2013.
1) Total household income does not exceed 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines;
2) Participation in one (or more) of these programs:
Not all telephone companies offer Lifeline and Link-Up discounts. Contact your phone company and ask for a Lifeline/Link-Up/TAP application, or download an application. If your local telephone company is not authorized to provide Lifeline, Link-Up or TAP discounts, contact the Department of Commerce at email@example.com or 651-297-539-1876 to find an authorized provider.
To make a complaint against a telephone company about the TAP program, call or e-mail the Department of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-539-1876.
For questions about TAP, Lifeline or Link-Up, contact your local telephone company. The Public Utilities Commission web site also has information about telephone service discount programs.
The Minnesota Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Program provides free specialized telecommunications equipment to income eligible Minnesotans who have trouble using the telephone due to a hearing loss, speech disability or physical disability. Call 1-800-657-3663 (voice), 1-888-206-6555 (TTY), or visit the TED web site at www.tedprogram.org. for more information.