Beresford Municipal Telephone Company

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BMTC provides a federal telephone assistance program for low-income citizens.  The Lifeline program provides reduced monthly charges to telephone customers who qualify. Subscribers must have a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or must participate in at least one of the following public assistance programs to be eligible.



                                             Food Stamps                            

                                             Supplemental Security Income

                                             Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension Benefit


Lifeline provides eligible subscribers with a credit of $9.25 each month on the basic service portion of the telephone bill.  The credit applies on the main home telephone line listed in the name of the eligible telephone company subscriber.


Toll Limitation Service allows eligible Lifeline customers who wish to avoid incurring long distance fees to choose toll blocking at no cost.


If a customer qualifies due to income requirements, documentation is required prior to installation.  Acceptable forms of documentation include:

> Prior year tax return

> Paycheck stubs (must be 3 consecutive months within current calendar year)

> Social Security Statement of Benefits

> Veterans Administration Statement of Benefits

> Retirement/Pension Statement of Benefits

> Unemployment/Workman's Compensation Statement of Benefits

> Divorce Decree, child support, or other official document



For more information on the Lifeline program, please 

call us at 763-2500.  





To contact Beresford Municipal Telephone, please call, fax, e-mail, or stop by our office:

120 E. Main Street

Beresford, SD  57004

Phone: 605/763-2500 or 605/763-2008

Fax: 605/763-7112