Telephone Assistance Program

Telephone assistance graphic

For more information visit

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, or 651-296-0406 or 1-800-657-3782.

You are here

Check if you are in our service area

Now you can check to see if you are in our service area.

Check Availability