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Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program

The Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) is to help people with disabilities buy specialized equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services. The TEPP is one of several different programs paid for by the Wisconsin Universal Service Fund (USF) established by the Public Service Commission. Money collected from Wisconsin telephone service providers goes into the USF.

To apply for a TEPP voucher on-line, use our revised on-line application below. If you are unable to use the on-line application, you can print the application form provided in pdf format and mail to the address on the form.

Voucher Application
It generally takes 3 to 4 weeks to receive your voucher. It will take longer to receive your voucher if you apply for TAP to cover the copay. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received and vouchers are issued on a first come, first served basis. Use the on-line application instead of mailing or faxing applications for a quicker turn around time for voucher processing.

Important Notice: As of December 21, 2009, the hard-of-hearing voucher will be $100.

Contact the TEPP Administrator at TEPP@Wipfli.com if you have problems with the on-line application.


Voucher Status
When you open the "On-line TEPP Application or Voucher Status" (above), you can also check when you last used a TEPP voucher. Click on "Application Status" and fill in the requested information to find out when you last completed a TEPP voucher or the status of your current application. You can apply for another voucher 35 months from the voucher completed date.

Program Information


Program Information in Spanish

  • TEPP Pamphlet PDF Document  (133 KB)
  • Statewide Equipment Demonstration & Loan Network PDF Document  (54 KB)
  • Vendors List PDF Document  (22 KB)


  • If you have any questions or need more information, call or write to:

    Public Service Commission
    P.O. Box 7854
    Madison, WI 53707-7854
     
    (800)251-8345 TTY (in Wisconsin)
    (608)267-1479 TTY
    (608)231-3305 Voice
    (608)266-3957 Fax
    E-mail: pscrecordsmail@wisconsin.gov

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