You may be eligible for assistance on your telephone or internet bill if you receive benefits from certain low-income assistance programs. There are two programs:


Lifeline Program

The Federal Lifeline Program offers a monthly discount of $5.25 on some landline and wireless telephone service plans. Lifeline also offers discounts of $9.25 on some broadband internet service plans. You may receive the Lifeline 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.

If applying for the Lifeline discount apply online or mail the Lifeline applicationLifeline Household Worksheet, and documents to:

800 Central Ave N
Brandon, MN 56315


Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan

Minnesota’s Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) offers a monthly credit of $10.00 on your landline telephone service plan. If you qualify for Lifeline and have phone service, you qualify for TAP. You may receive the TAP credit on one landline per household.

Learn more by visiting their website here.