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FAQs

FCC Form 555 FAQs

Q1: For block A, who is counted in the “total number of subscribers?”
Q2: For block B, what is the starting point for “de-enrolled prior to recertification attempt?”
Q3: Is non-usage only for certain types of ETCs?
Q4: How do we report a situation where a subscriber is recertified through a database dip, and then they de-enroll prior to their anniversary date?
Q5: What’s considered a state database (Block D-E) vs. a third party (Block I-L)?
Q6: If USAC conducted our recertification for us (with USAC-elected recertification), what results should we use to complete FCC Form 555?
Q7: How do we report subscribers who we recertified in our local office, outside of the USAC-elected process?
Q9: How do I set up user entitlements?
Q10: Can the “497 Officer” certify the FCC Form 555 online?
Q11: Which subscribers are counted in each month?
Q12: What if a company uses two month batches? How does this affect our reporting?
Q13: If my company has had no Lifeline subscribers, and didn’t file any Lifeline Reimbursement Claims this year, is the company still required to file FCC Form 555?
Q14: Do we always file one form per SAC?
Q16: What should we do if the third-party administrators do not provide FCC Form 555 data to us?
Q17: I filed the FCC Form 555 with USAC’s E-File system. Do I need to submit this form to other entities?
Q18: Where else can I go for help?
Q19: If the National Verifier conducted all of our recertifications and/or if we did not conduct any recertifications due to the FCC waivers released in 2020 in response to COVID-19, do we still need to complete FCC Form 555?