National Verifier Update

USAC is pleased to share that the National Verifier build is underway and we are making progress developing the infrastructure and processes that will allow USAC to assume the responsibility of confirming eligibility of Lifeline subscribers. To ensure build out and implementation runs smoothly, USAC has enlisted the help of a systems integrator to support our state and federal partners with all technical aspects of the National Verifier implementation. We are confident that with their expertise, the process will be seamless and conducive for all involved.

Stakeholder feedback is important to the National Verifier development and build process.  USAC will be reaching out shortly to set up National Verifier feedback conversations. At any time, you can share National Verifier feedback through the comments below.

Updated Version of the National Verifier Plan Now Available

Thank you to all who provided feedback during the public comment period for the first draft of the National Verifier Plan. Today, USAC submitted an updated version of the plan to the FCC that incorporates the feedback to our proposed approach.

While reviewing the January 2017 version of the National Verifier Plan, please note that any updated slides have an “UPDATED” label in the upper-right corner. All new and modified text is shown in orange.

We welcome your additional feedback and comments. Please leave your feedback as a “comment” on this blog, or submit it via email to LifelineProgram@usac.org. There is no deadline for submitting feedback about the plan. The National Verifier Plan will be updated throughout the life of its implementation based on new findings and feedback.

The November 2016 version of the plan is available in the Reference Area of the Lifeline Program website.

Share Your Lifeline National Verifier Draft Plan Feedback and Questions

Beginning December 5, 2016, USAC will accept comments, questions, and feedback on the National Verifier Draft Plan through the comments feature below.

Feedback is welcome throughout the implementation of the National Verifier, however, only comments received by December 31, 2016 will be considered to guide the creation of the Final National Verifier Plan approved by the FCC.  Please note, the National Verifier Plan will be updated approximately every six months throughout the life of the implementation.

Comments on the plan will be moderated by USAC and those that are abusive or unrelated to the plan’s content will not be posted. Appropriate comments will be posted on the site within 48 business hours.

Please keep comments and feedback relevant to the National Verifier’s development and implementation rather than Lifeline policy.

We encourage you to use  the comments feature, however, you can also share feedback by email, sending comments to LifelineProgram@USAC.org. Please use the subject line: National Verifier Feedback.

Due to the anticipated volume of questions and comments, USAC may not be able to answer comments and emails individually. We will consider all feedback when finalizing the National Verifier Plan.

The National Verifier Draft Plan

nv-planUSAC submitted the National Verifier Draft Plan to the FCC on November 30, 2016. It outlines USAC’s proposed approach to designing and building the Lifeline National Eligibility Verifier.

The draft reflects feedback from a wide variety of USAC and Lifeline stakeholders – from states and federal agencies to Lifeline service providers to consumer groups. Your continued input and feedback is important as we design and build the National Verifier.