Lifeline

Lifeline National Verifier

National Verifier December 2018 Launch

The National Verifier is available for service providers in Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

During the soft launch period, service providers in these states have the option to use the National Verifier to check consumers’ Lifeline eligibility or to use their legacy eligibility methods.

These states will fully (hard) launch on Tuesday, March 5. At full (hard) launch onwards, service providers in these states must use the National Verifier to determine the eligibility of all Lifeline applicants before enrolling them in the program.

The table below provides information on automated data connections.

State

Qualifying Programs with Automated Data Sources

Manual Verifications (Uploaded or Mailed)

Missouri

SNAP, Medicaid, and FPHA

SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

North Carolina

SNAP and FPHA

Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Pennsylvania

SNAP, Medicaid, and FPHA

SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Tennessee

SNAP and FPHA

Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

General Reverification

Reverification is the one-time process to ensure that all Lifeline subscribers meet the program's eligibility requirements. This process will begin soon for consumers in the December 2018 launch (third launch) states. USAC will share detailed information about reverification groups and timelines before the process begins.

December 2018 Launch – Reverification Timeline

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Existing Documents Due

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Outreach Documents Due

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

USAC-Elected Reverification

For information specific to USAC-elected Reverification, visit the USAC-elected Reverification page.

Recertification

Service providers in the December 2018 launch are not to start any new 2019 recertification batches for consumers in these states. Any recertification batches that are already underway must be completed.

Training and Support

For additional information on the December 2018 launch, sign up for National Verifier training sessions and office hours.