Telephone Assistance Programs

Phone Programs for Kansas Needing Assistance

If you or someone you know needs help paying for phone service or equipment, we urge you to explore the programs below:

Lifeline

Lifeline is a government program that offers qualified low-income households a discount on their monthly local telephone bill — eligible Kansans can save up to $17.02. These benefits apply to local telephone service charges purchased as flat rate service, and will also cover the subscriber line charge. Lifeline can only be applied to one wireless OR landline telephone per household.
To be eligible for Lifeline, you must be enrolled in one of the following programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Veteran’s Pension/Survivor Benefits
  • Additional eligibility criteria may apply to residents of federally recognized tribal lands

Income-based eligibility is based on total household income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
For more information about Lifeline, visit the Kansas KCC website.
Click here to Download Kansas Lifeline form.
Contact your local Cunningham Telephone and Cable with any question or help with application process.

Telecommunications Access Program (TAP)

Individuals who have a hearing, vision, speech, cognitive or mobility disability/ impairment can receive a free telephone if the following eligibility requirements are met:

  • Have residency in the state of Kansas
  • Have telephone service in the home/residence
  • Have a disability or impairment in which a specialized telephone would be more helpful
  • Have a household gross income of less than $55,000 per year

For more information or to request a TAP application:
785-234-0200 (Voice)
785-234-0207 (TTY)

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