Reverification is the one-time process to confirm that existing Lifeline subscribers meet the National Verifier's eligibility standards when the National Verifier is launched in a new state.
The reverification process is still being finalized. USAC will provide more details about the process, including all dates, when information for the National Verifier soft launch is announced. Please refer to this page for updates.
Note: Reverification is NOT the same as annual recertification. The reverification process will serve as 2018 recertification for certain consumers. Per the FCC Order, released December 18, 2017, the FCC has waived the Lifeline program's recertification rules from January 1, 2018 through the soft launch of the National Verifier. During this time, service providers in the initial states are not responsible for conducting recertification for subscribers whose anniversary dates are from January 2018 and onward.
USAC has determined the minimal criteria necessary for documentation to be accepted by the National Verifier.
Learn more on the Acceptable Eligibility Documentation for the National Verifier page or reference the Acceptable Documentation Guidelines.
USAC recommends taking these additional steps to prepare for consumer migration and reverification: