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PSC Offers Disaster Relief For NSTEP Recipients

PSC Offers Disaster Relief For NSTEP Recipients


PSC Offers Disaster Relief For NSTEP Recipients

Lincoln, April 2, 2019 – The Nebraska Public Service Commission
(PSC) is offering disaster relief for recipients of the Nebraska
Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Program (NSTEP)
affected by the extreme weather conditions during the spring of

“This disaster has touched us all in some way,” said Commissioner
Chair, Mary Ridder. “Having the ability to communicate is an
important part of the recovery process. We encourage our NSTEP
participants who have suffered loss of their equipment due to the
extreme weather to apply for relief.”

Persons residing in counties identified by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) in event DR-4420 as qualifying for
individual and/or public assistance are eligible to apply.
Replacement of equipment damaged or destroyed in this event
(DR-4420) will be limited to non-mobile equipment that is specifically
designed to assist persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, have a
hearing or speech disability, or have visual and hearing loss.
Applications received from individuals with damaged or destroyed
mobile equipment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Applications for NSTEP relief due to the extreme weather events
can be accessed through the PSC website
TRS/NSTEP Consumer Information page. Applications will be
accepted until September 30, 2019. 

NSTEP is designed to offer monetary assistance to Deaf, Hard
of Hearing, Deaf/Blind and Speech Impaired Nebraskans in the
purchasing of specialized telecommunications equipment, such
as amplified telephones, TTY/TT’s, phone amplifiers and signaling
devices.  ###

Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.
(402) 471-0226

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