Having trouble paying for phone or internet service? You may qualify for the Telephone Assistance Plan or for the federal Lifeline credit. Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) offers a monthly credit of $10.00 on your landline telephone service plan. You may receive the TAP credit on one landline per household.
Lifeline provides qualified users a discount of $9.25 on monthly charges for either Internet-only service or a bundle that includes Internet service. Lifeline provides qualified users a discount of $5.25 on monthly charges for landline-only service or voice-only wireless service. You may receive the Landline discount on one service per household. The definition of a “household” is anyone living at an address including children, relatives, people not related to you, etc. who share income(s) and household expenses. Lifeline recipients will automatically be enrolled in the TAP program.
If applying for the TAP discount, mail the TAP application and documents to the address below. If applying for the Lifeline discount, mail the Lifeline application, Lifeline Household Worksheet and documents to the address listed below:
40040 State Hwy 6
PO Box 100
Emily, MN 56447
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Lifeline National Verifier
Department of Commerce