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Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP)

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This program gives you a set amount of money called a voucher to buy special equipment to help you use the telephone. The voucher amount will depend on your level of disability. The program can provide equipment such as:

  • Phones that let you increase the call volume
  • A loud bell ringer
  • A remote control speaker phone
  • A phone with a screen to read your conversation
  • 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.

You will have to pay $100 when you order your equipment, but you can get help paying the $100 if you apply for the Telecommunications Assistance Program.


How do I apply?

To apply for this program, use the online application or print and fill out a paper application. You can also call your local office.

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

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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

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