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Equipment Applications

Eligibility Qualifications

To be eligible to receive equipment on loan, an applicant must:

  1. be Hearing, Mobility, or Speech Disabled
  2. be a resident of Montana
  3. be able to demonstrate his or her ability to understand the nature and use of the equipment for the purpose of sending or receiving messages through the telephone system.
  4. make less than 250 percent of the Federal Poverty level for the current year. Your annual family income must be included. To find out more about how your household income level compares, review the chart below.

Federal Poverty Table 2012 Income Poverty Guidelines, MTAP income guidelines

Number of persons 

2012 Guidelines(poverty)

MTAP Income Guidelines

1

$11,170

$27,925

2

$15,130

$37,825

3

$19,090

$47,725

4

$23,050

$57,625

5

$27,010

$67,525

6

$30,970

$77,425

7

$34,930

$87,325

8

$38,890

$97,225

Each additional person, add $9900

Note: If the applicant is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign and assume responsibility for the equipment. Emancipated minors are considered adults for this application.

Approval or Denial of Application:

Written notification of approval or denial will be mailed within 30 days of receiving your application.

If the application is approved, another letter (or possibly a telephone call) will list a location where you may receive the equipment and the date, time and place of training session. Training is provided in group sessions – home visit only if MTAP pre-approved.

If the application is denied, the letter will state the reasons for denial and the process for appeal.

Notice: If the program sends three letters to schedule an appointment and receives no response, then the application will be cancelled.

Certification: Eligibility is self-certifying. However, the Program may request additional documentation on income or impairment verification.

Page last updated 08/13/2013