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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Telephone Discount Programs

121 7th Pl E, Ste 350, St. Paul, MN, 55101

(651) 296-0406


Service Details


The state Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) and Federal Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program programs offer monthly discounts on landline telephone, cell phone, or broadband internet service.

TAP provides a $10 monthly bill credit for landline home telephones.

The Lifeline bill credit is up to $9.25 monthly for landline telephone service, cell phone service, or broadband internet service. There is an additional $25 Lifeline credit offered to a person living on Tribal lands or reservations.


  • Specialization
    • People with low income 


Telephone service must be in your name. If you participate in one of the following programs, you are eligible:
* Federal Public Housing Assistance
* Medicaid/Medical Assistance
* Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamps
* Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
* Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension benefit

Additional qualifying programs for persons living on a reservation:
* Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
* Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation
* Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
* Tribally Administered Head Start (only those meeting income-qualifying standards)

Application Instructions

Minnesota Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) program application

* Phone companies available in your area here

Lifeline Wireless providers

For both programs you must provide proof of participation in one of the eligible programs or show household income is at or below 135% of federal poverty guidelines.

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Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 296-0406
Toll Free (800) 657-3782

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