Applying For $40 DTV Coupons

The federal government is providing up to two $40 coupons per household.  One coupon may be used per converter box.  Nursing home residents may request one $40 coupon, using a special form when applying on-line or by mail.            

Application Process and Deadlines:  It takes less than two minutes to apply for a coupon.  Provide a name and address, answer one question about the televisions in the household, and request either one or two coupons.  Coupon(s) will arrive in 3-6 weeks and become invalid after 90 days.  The last day to request a coupon is July 31, 2009, but applications should be submitted as soon as possible.  

Checking on the Status of Applications:  If the application for a converter box is approved, a reference number will be provided.  Consumers may use the reference number to check on the status of their applications by going on-line to

To apply for a $40 coupon redeemable towards the purchase of a digital-to-analog converter box, click on the below links:

                   1-888-DTV-2009  (1-888-388-2009)
                   1-877-530-2634  (TTY in English)
                   1-866-495-1161  (TTY in Spanish)


More information about the digital television transition is available on the following topics:




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