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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program


Did you know there is such a program ? I didn't. I saw an ad on tv last week and thought, hmm lets call it and see what they tell me. I thought it could be helpful to some readers.
  • NTAP assists qualifying low-income individuals with obtaining and keeping telephone services by lowering monthly service and connection rates.
  • NTAP reduces the cost of local telephone service up to $13.00 per month. The discount will appear as a credit on your monthly telephone bill within 60 days of enrollment. No cash or checks will be distributed. The telephone bill must be in the name of, or contain the name of, the individual that qualifies for the program.
  • NTAP provides reduced installation charges for phone service by 50% or $30.00, whichever is less. It also provides a deferred payment of installation charges without interest
They mail you a form and you fill it out. It is based off of your income and if you are on a government program such as Medicaid, food stamps, LIHEA, Federal Public Housing, SSI or Kids Connection you are automatically qualified. You MUST already be on one of the programs listed above. Some telephone companies are not qualified, but COX is.

You can also call the NTAP department to see if your company participates 1-800-526-0017 or you can visit the site for more info HERE

2 comments:

Pat G said...

According to their website, you MUST participate in at least one assistance program to qualify.

"To qualify for NTAP, a consumer must participate in ONE of the following programs:

Medicaid (NOT MEDICARE)
Food Stamps
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Childrens Health Insurance Programs (Kids Connection, SAM, MAC & EMAC)"

Qponmommy said...

I'm sorry i thought i included that in the message. I have fixed my post. Thank you.

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