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Lifeline National Verifier

National Verifier February 2019 Launch

The National Verifier is available for service providers in Alaska, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Delaware, Maine, Northern Mariana Islands, Rhode Island, and Virgin Islands.

These states, territories, and District of Columbia will soft launch on Wednesday, February 6. During the soft launch period, service providers in these states, territories, and District of Columbia have the option to use the National Verifier to check consumers’ Lifeline eligibility or to use their legacy eligibility methods.

The National Verifier does not have access to state-specific databases in this launch. The table below provides additional information on automated data connections.

State

Qualifying Programs with Automated Data Sources

Manual Verifications (Uploaded or Mailed)

Alaska

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

American Samoa

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

District of Columbia

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Delaware

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Maine

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Northern Mariana Islands

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Rhode Island

FPHA

SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, Veterans Pension, Tribal programs, income

Virgin Islands

FPHA

SNAP, 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 February 2019 launch. USAC will share detailed information about reverification groups and timelines before the process begins.

February 2019 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 February 2019 launch are not to start any new 2019 recertification batches for consumers in these states, territories, and District of Columbia. Any recertification batches that are already underway must be completed.

Training and Support

For additional information on the February 2019 launch, sign up for National Verifier training sessions and office hours.