Reverification - Know the Difference
Admittingly Reverification and Recertification can be a little confusing so read carefully.
Reverification is a one-time process that is conducted by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to confirm that all existing Lifeline subscribers meet the National Verifier's eligibility standards. The National Verifier is a new system that was implemented in 2020 to streamline the Lifeline enrollment and recertification process.
Reverification is not required for all Lifeline Subscribers.
Only subscribers who enrolled in Lifeline before the National Verifier was implemented need to be reverified. Subscribers who enrolled in Lifeline after the National Verifier was implemented will be recertified annually by the National Verifier.
Reverification is a one-time process that was conducted by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) in 2021-2022 to confirm that all existing Lifeline subscribers meet the National Verifier's eligibility standards. The National Verifier is a new system that was created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to streamline the Lifeline eligibility process.
Reverification was conducted in phases, with different groups of subscribers being reverified at different times. The process involved submitting proof of eligibility to USAC.
- Proof of income
- Proof of household size
- Proof of participation in a federal assistance program
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence
Provided your submission was successfully reverified, your Lifeline service will continue uninterrupted. On the other hand, if your submission was not successfully reverified, you will likely be disenrolled from Lifeline.
- Group 1 : Subscribers who could not be verified by the automated eligibility check and who have not yet submitted new documentation.
- Group 2 : Subscribers who have submitted new documentation but whose eligibility has not yet been determined.
- Group 3 : Subscribers who have been reverified and are eligible for Lifeline.
- Group 4 : Subscribers who have been reverified and are not eligible for Lifeline.