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Telephone Equipment Distribution (TED) Program

Organization Name: Department of Human Services - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Description: The TED Program provides telephone equipment to eligible Minnesotans who have a hearing loss, speech disability or physical disability that limits their use of a standard telephone. The equipment is provided on a long-term basis at no cost. In Minnesota, a surcharge on landline, wireless, and pre-paid calling cards funds the TED Program.

Disabilities Served: Hard of hearing, deaf, deafblind, dual sensory hearing loss with vision loss, speech disability or physical disability. All disabilities must limit one's use of a standard telephone.
Eligibility Criteria: One must be a Minnesota resident. One must have a hearing loss, speech disability or physical disability that limits one's use of a standard phone. One must have telephone or internet service or have applied for telephone or internet service. One must meet yearly family income guidelines (For 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2016, to be at or below: $49,081 for a family size of one, $64,183 for a family size of two, $79,285 for a family size of three, $94,387 for a family size of four).
Areas served: All of Minnesota
Ages Served: All ages
Assistive Technology Assistance Available:
  • Information Referral
  • AT Demonstration
  • AT Evaluation
  • AT Device Loan
  • AT Consultation
  • Training on use of telecommunications device when needed

Contact Information
Website: mn.gov/dhs/ted-program
Email: ted.program@state.mn.us
Address: Site Location: 85 7th Place East, Suite 105, St. Paul, MN 55101. Mailing Address: 444 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-3814. Regional Offices: are located in Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead and St. Cloud, in addition to the St. Paul office
Telephone: 651-431-5945 (voice), 800-657-3663 (voice), 651-964-1514 (videophone) (MN Relay 711 or 800-627-3529)
Fax: 651-431-7587

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STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671


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