Disability Services

Telephone Distribution Program

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This program can help you get special equipment to use the phone if you are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have trouble speaking. Equipment may include:

  • A phone with a screen to read your conversation
  • Phones that let you increase the call volume
  • Flashing lights or sounds to show incoming calls
  • A teletypewriter 

A teletypewriter is a machine you connect to your telephone. It lets you type a message to an operator who will read it to the person you are calling.


How do I apply?

To apply for this program, you can print and fill out an application form or call 800-222-3448. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call the relay service at 888-447-5620.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get help from this program?

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

Green Path

Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others.