USAC invoice are generated monthly with a due date of the 15th. If the 15th is a weekend or holiday, then the payment due date is moved to the prior business day. The balance will be delinquent if it is not paid in full by the due date. Failure to pay these invoices can result in the company being placed in "Red Light" status or having the outstanding debt transferred to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Debt Collection Improvement Act. More information is available on the Late Payments, DCIA, and Red Light page.
If you are ready to submit your payment to USAC, please review the Payment Instructions page under the Making Payments section.
Contributing companies that have fallen behind on USF payments will receive delinquency notices from USAC reminding them of their obligation. Notices are generated monthly. A company might receive more than one notice in a given month if it has an outstanding balance that exceeds 30, 60, and/or 90 days. Each delinquency notice represents one month of unpaid federal universal service charges and identifies how late payment of the balance has become.