The Vermont Equipment Distribution Program (VTEDP) is funded by the state of Vermont to help income-eligible Vermonters who have trouble using a telephone and need adaptive equipment. The equipment is not owned by the individual requesting it. To qualify, applicants must provide proof that they have a disability requiring adaptive telephone equipment to use the phone service, and income that is below the federal poverty guidelines for their household size. The VTEDP will purchase up to $750 of equipment for qualified individuals.
Some examples of the equipment that VTEDP pays for include, but are not limited to:
- CapTel phones, which display the text of the other person on the line for people who have trouble hearing but who can speak for themselves
- TTYs (text telephones)
- Amplified phones
- Voice-activated equipment
A copy of the application is available here: EDP Application
Eligibility income guidelines are available here: EDP Income Guidelines