Housing & Utilities

Telephone Assistance Plan

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This program can help you pay your monthly telephone bill if you have a limited income. You can get $10 added to your telephone bill account each month. You can also get $9.25 added to your account every month through Lifeline. Lifeline is a government program that helps people with limited income pay for phone services. An extra $25 is available if you live on a reservation or Tribal land.  


How do I apply?

To find out how to apply, please contact your local telephone company or the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's Consumer Affairs Office at 1-800-657-3782.

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.