The Telecommunications Devices Access Program ("TDAP") is established by Chapter 417 of the Public Acts of 1999 (the "ACT"). In accordance with the Act, the program is designed to distribute appropriate telecommunications devices so that persons who have a disability may effectively use basic telephone service. The Tennessee Public Utility Commission was given the responsibility and authority to implement and manage this program.
Devices are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. However, there are certain qualifiers that might enable individuals to receive devices on a priority basis. Applicants can refer to the minimum eligibility requirements or view the rules of the Tennessee Public Utility Commission, chapter 1220-4-10 at the TN SOS.