Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program

Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program

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Telecommunications equipment for low-income Vermonters

Telecommunications equipment for low-income Vermonters

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For more information, contact Bill Bliss.
bbliss@vcil.org
(802) 224-1824

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The Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program is a statewide program that loans telecommunications equipment to enable low-income Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, and individuals with physical disabilities to communicate by telephone. To qualify, applicants must provide proof that they have a disability requiring adaptive telephone equipment to use the phone service, and income that is below the federal poverty guidelines for their household size. VTEDP will purchase up to $750 of equipment for qualified individuals and it is theirs till they move out of state or no longer need it.

2022 EDP Income Limits

Household Size Income Limit
1 $36,620
2 $36,620
3 $46,060
4 $55,500
5 $64,940
6 $74,380
7 $83,820
8 $93,260

2021 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia. For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.

Eligibility is 200% of Federal Poverty Level for a 2 person or the actual number in household, whichever is greater.

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A smiling young woman with a hearing aid is sitting casually looking at her mobile phone
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