Assistance for Qualifying Low-Income Customers:
The Nebraska Telecommunications Assistance Program (NTAP) can provide reduced rates on monthly charges for basic telephone service to qualified low-income subscribers. To be eligible for the Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program, you must participate in one of the following: Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Housing Assistance, or the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
If you have any questions or would like an application, contact your local Health and Human Services agency caseworker or the Nebraska Public Service Commission at 1-800-526-0017.
Assistance for Qualifying Customers on Tribal Land:
The FCC can also provide assistance to low income customers on tribal lands for federal telephone assistance. This assistance provides a discounted amount per primary connection for qualifying tribal residents. The FCC requires that all qualifying low-income individuals living on tribal land pay a minimum monthly rate of $1.00 for basic local telephone service. This program also allows for assistance on service connection charges.
Qualifying Great Plains Communications customers living on tribal land would receive a discount on their telephone bill that would reduce the basic local service rate to $1.00 per month. The connection charge would be waived up to $70. If you believe that you qualify, please call Great Plains Communications toll free at 1-888-343-8014 to request an enrollment form or contact your local Bureau of Indian Affairs office.
Public Service Commission: PO Box 94927, 300 The Atrium, 1200 N. Street, Lincoln, NE 68508-4927.
*The telephone assistance rates quoted in this notice are subject to change according to future FCC filings or changes in the local service rates and service connection charges by Great Plains Communications.