Lifeline National Eligibility Verifier
The Lifeline National Eligibility Verifier is a centralized database for determining if customers are eligible for federal Lifeline discounts. It is administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC). On May 10, 2019, the FCC announced that the Lifeline National Eligibility Verifier will fully launch in Michigan on June 11, 2019. Michigan Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) that are seeking federal support for Lifeline service are responsible for ensuring that subscribers are enrolled or recertified under the FCC's revised eligibility criteria and those ETCs must now use the National Verifier for federal purposes.
In addition to the National Verifier, Michigan basic local exchange providers should also continue to use the Michigan Lifeline Eligibility Database (MLED) for Lifeline compliance with the Michigan Telecommunications Act for state specific discounts.