EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

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.


Examples of equipment that can be funded by the EDP includes (but is not limited to): 

  • Captioned Telephones

  • Voice carry-over and Hearing carry-over telephones

  • Incoming and/or Outgoing Voice Amplified Phones

  • Software/Hardware for Video Relay Services

  • Switch Adapted Phones and Headsets

  • TTYs, large visual display TTYs, Braille TTYs, TTY software for personal computers 

  • Ringer amplifiers and flasher devices 

  • Neckloops, bed shakers, and other accessories

To get a VTEDP application or get further information on program guidelines: 

Click below to download the EDP Application and Income Guidelines forms.

EDP Application Form

EDP Income Guidelines

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michelle Vicino 

Vermont Relay Service 

200 Corporate Place

Suite 200

Rocky Hill, CT

06067

860-986-7234 (Voicemail) 
860-899-1097 (Videophone) 
913-523-0802 (Fax)

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Vermont Telecommunications Relay Service is provided by Sprint

FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No cost is passed on to the CapTel user for using the service.