Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program
NTAP is a program administered through the Nebraska Public Service Commission to assist qualifying low-income individuals with obtaining and keeping telephone services by lowering monthly service and connection rates.
To qualify for NTAP, a consumer must participate in ONE of the following programs:
Medicaid (NOT MEDICARE)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Childrens Health Insurance Programs (Kids Connection, SAM, MAC & EMAC)
Many, but not all of LHA’s housing programs are considered Federal Public Housing Assistance for the NTAP Program.
LHA will verify Federal Public Housing Assistance on signed NTAP Application forms if the tenant or client is eligible. Read the application instructions carefully.
NTAP reduces the cost of local telephone service up to $13.00 per month. The discount will appear as a credit on your monthly telephone bill within 60 days of enrollment. No cash or checks will be distributed. The telephone bill must be in the name of, or contain the name of, the individual that qualifies for the program. NTAP provides reduced installation charges for phone service by 50% or $30.00, whichever is less. It also provides a deferred payment of installation charges without interest.
Some telephone providers are NOT eligible to participate in the NTAP program.
Have Questions? Call 1-800-526-0017 Or, in Lincoln, 471-3101.
ALL NTAP questions should be directed to these numbers. LHA only verifies participation in Federal Public Housing Assistance..