Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) is the way to get telephone equipment you need at a reasonable cost. TEPP helps people with disabilities buy equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services. The TEPP is paid for by the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund (USF) established by the Public Service Commission. Money is collected from Wisconsin telephone service providers to fund the USF.
Eligibility: Wisconsin resident, be a person who is deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, or mobility or motion impaired. Needs special equipment to use the telephone in the home or when traveling (like a TTY, amplification, visual alert system, etc.)
There is no age or income limit, but an individual can only get a TEPP voucher once every three years for the same type of disability.
Mail applications to USF Fund Administrator, C/O Wipfli LLP, PO Box 8700, Madison WI 53708-8700 or Fax, (608) 274-8085.
Toll free in state: (800) 567-6274
Main: (608) 784-3357
Hard of Hearing
Assitive Listening Devices