Contributors

Making Payments

Payment Plans

This section is in reference to payment plan invoices begin with "PMTP."

Contributors that owe a debt to universal service have an opportunity to request a written installment payment agreement (including a promissory note) to pay the full amount of the debt. Contributors that wish to request an installment payment agreement must first provide evidence that demonstrates a financial inability to pay the debt in one payment. Claims of financial inability to pay in one payment are subject to verification (see 31 CFR Section 901.8) and if your request is approved for further processing, you will be required to execute a written agreement deemed suitable by the FCC.

You should be aware that payment plan agreements regularly impose a number of obligations on the debtor including additional interest, administrative fees and possible audit obligations.

For more information on the obligations associated with payment plan agreements, see the Sample Acknowledgment Letter and the Sample Contributor Promissory Note sent to all companies requesting a payment plan.

To request a payment plan, submit your request to:
Universal Service Administrative Co.
700 12th Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: (202) 776-0080

Making Payments

When a payment plan is approved, separate payment plan invoices are mailed to the company representing the portion that will be paid over an extended period.

Invoices are due by the 15th of the next month, or the prior business day when the 15th falls on a weekend or a holiday.

Payments and the top portion of the invoice (remittance stub) should be sent to USAC using the Payment Instructions on our website.

Contributors that need to keep the original invoice can send USAC a copy. In the absence of the invoice remittance stub, USAC still needs to receive the Filer ID (or in some cases, the 498 ID or applicant number) and invoice number for each payment to apply these funds correctly.