How do I apply?

1) Obtain an application:

  • Fill out and print the application (PDF format).
  • Or
  • Print the large print application (PDF format).
  • Or
  • • Request a paper application by:
    Phone: 1-800-657-3663
    Video Phone: 651-964-1514
    TTY: 1-888-205-6555
  • 2) Gather the required verifications

    As described on the Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Program application, applicants must provide proof of the eligibility criteria:

  • • Communication disability
  • • Household income
  • • Minnesota residency
  • • Telephone service
  • 3) Send the application and required verifications to the TED Program:

  • • By mail:
    TED Program
    444 Lafayette Road North
    St. Paul, MN 55155-3814
  • • By fax: 651-431-7587
  • • By e-mail attachment:
  • 4) Discuss your needs with a TED Program specialist

    After we receive your application, a TED Program specialist will contact you, or someone on your behalf. The specialist will determine if you are eligible to receive telephone equipment and what equipment to assign you.

    5) Receive your equipment

    If you qualify, the telephone equipment will either be given to you in person or shipped to you. Once received, the program specialist can train you on the equipment.

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