Carriers must file online.

FCC Form 481

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FCC Form 481 Template

Carrier Annual Reporting Data Collection Form

FCC Form 481 Instructions

FCC Form 481 Upload Templates

*NEW* Lifeline Claims System

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2018 Data Months: Reimbursement Claims and Revisions

LCS User Guide

LCS Upload Validation Rules

FCC Form 497

Note: Do not use FCC Form 497 for data months in 2018 and later. Instead, use the Lifeline Claims System (available via NLAD).

For data months December 2016 to December 2017:
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FCC Form 497
FCC Form 497 (editable)
FCC Form 497 bulk upload

Lifeline Worksheet

FCC Form 497 Instructions (updated 12/28/16)

FCC Form 497 Online Filing Instructions

Establishing User Entitlements

FCC Form 555 (For Recertification Data)

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FCC Form 555 bulk upload

Annual Lifeline Eligible Telecommunications Carrier Certification Form

FCC Form 555 Instructions

Non-National Verifier Forms

Lifeline Application Form

One-Per-Household Worksheet

Recertification Form

SPANISH Lifeline Application Form

SPANISH One-Per-Household Worksheet

SPANISH Recertification Form

English and Spanish application forms, household worksheets, and recertification forms for non-National Verifier states.

National Verifier Forms

OFFICIAL National Verifier Application Form

OFFICIAL National Verifier One-Per-Household Worksheet

OFFICIAL National Verifier Recertification Form

The paper application, household worksheet, and recertification forms for use in National Verifier states (CO, MS, MT, NM, UT, WY)

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