Missouri’s Telecommunication Access Program (TAP) provides equipment to qualifying individuals who have problems sending or receiving phone calls, texts or emails or who have problems using the Internet because of a disability. To get specific information, click on the program in which you are interested.
To qualify for the Telecommunications Access Program, the applicant must:
- Be certified by a licensed physician, audiologist, speech pathologist, hearing instrument specialist or qualified agency as unable to use traditional telecommunications equipment or computer equipment due to disability;
- Be a resident of the state of Missouri;
- Have access to basic telephone service for TAP-T; have a computer and internet service for TAP-I. For the TAP Wireless pilot, you must have WiFi access or mobile phone service (depending on selected equipment).
- Meet financial income standards (Generally, the applicant's have an annual adjusted household income under $60,000 for two people; with $5,000 being added for each additional dependent.)