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Minnesota Department of Human Services (TED)

Telephone Equipment Distribution Program

Mailing Address
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3814

Physical Address
85 East 7th Place, Suite 105
St. Paul, MN 55101

TTY: 888-206-6555

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529

The Telephone Equipment Distribution Program (TED) provides specialized telecommunications equipment to eligible Minnesotans whose communicative or mobility impairment interferes with their use of the telephone. This equipment is loaned out at no cost as long as a person needs it.

Ages Served:
All ages

Types of disabilities served:
Deaf, hard of hearing, physically disabled, speech impaired and deafblind

Area of Minnesota served:

Eligibility criteria:
*Minnesota resident
*Have telephone service
*Make below the state median income
*Be communication impaired or have a mobility impairment that significantly impedes the ability to access standard telephone equipment

Maximum amount individual can receive:
Up to two devices. One phone and one ring signaler

Funding Assistance:

  • Loan Device
  • Information and Referral

Services Funded:

  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Ordering
  • Training
  • Maintenance/Repair

Device Funded:

  • Communication
  • Hearing

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For listing updates contact:

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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