The Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP) assists qualifying low-income individuals with keeping telephone services affordable by lowering monthly service rates. Individuals can qualify for NTAP by participating in Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Pension Benefit/Survivors Pension Benefit, Federal Public Housing, or if household income is at or below 135 percent of the poverty level.
What is NTAP?
- NTAP assists qualifying low-income individuals with obtaining and keeping telephone service by lowering monthly service.
- NTAP reduces the cost of local phone service by up to $12.75 per month on one landline/wireless phone bill or provides minutes to your eligible cellular phone service. Some telephone companies do not participate with this program. The discount will appear as a credit on your monthly telephone bill or minutes will be uploaded to your account. Prepaid accounts do not qualify. No cash or checks will be distributed. The telephone bill must be in the name of, or contain the name of, the applicant.