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Invoice Decision Codes

After program participants file an invoicing form — FCC Form 472 (BEAR Form) for applicants and FCC Form 474 (SPI Form) for service providers — USAC processes the invoice request and issues its invoicing decision. Both the applicant and the service provider featured on a BEAR Form will receive a copy of the FCC Form 472 BEAR Notification Letter via U.S. First-Class Mail. Service providers will receive a remittance statement after filing a SPI Form.

In the BEAR Notification Letter and in a remittance statement, USAC identifies the reimbursed invoice line item(s) as well as erroneous or improperly formatted invoice line item(s) submitted on the associated form. Erroneous or improperly formatted invoice line item(s) are identified in the letter with a decision code and an explanation. A table of the most common invoice decision codes, their plain-language, and historical decision explanations (for letters issued before October 1, 2020) is available below for your reference.

Applicants and service provider who need to request a copy of their invoicing decision notification can open a customer service case in EPC or call the Client Service Bureau (CSB) at (888) 203-8100.