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Making Payments

Service Provider & Applicant Payments

There are several types of payments in this category, and each requires slightly different payment instructions. This section is not about universal service program disbursements. For more information on disbursements, visit the Service Providers section of the USAC website.

Returned Funds

Funds that are disbursed by USAC in error must be returned to USAC. For example, payments made by service providers who have conducted their own internal review and have found that disbursements issued to them by USAC should be returned.

For these payments, a Payment Identification (PID) Worksheet is needed to ensure payment application. Payments should be sent to USAC using the payment instructions on our website.

COMADs (Commitment Adjustments/Demand Letters)

During reviews of funding commitments (audits, appeals, whistleblower calls, etc.), USAC may discover that funds were committed in error, resulting in the need for a commitment adjustment.

If a COMAD is necessary, USAC will provide both the applicant and the service provider with a Commitment Adjustment Letter containing a funding commitment report that lists information about the funding request affected by the COMAD.

For these payments, a Payment Identification (PID) Worksheet is needed to ensure payment application.

COMAD payments should be sent to USAC using the payment instructions on our website. Be sure to also include a copy of the Commitment Adjustment Letter, including the funding commitment report, with your PID Worksheet.

Negative Disbursement Payments

This section is in reference to invoices beginning with "NGXX," where XX represents the program (e.g., NGHC is for the High Cost Program).

USAC creates invoices to recover funds from service providers when USAC conducts a true up between a company's projected support amount and the actual support disbursed, or when a company revises its previous support claims. The invoices have a due date of the 15th (or the prior business day if the 15th is on a weekend or a holiday) of the following month.

Submit the payment and the top portion of the negative disbursement invoice (remittance stub, which includes the 498 ID and invoice number for the payment) to USAC using the payment instructions on our website.