Providers can now start the process for seeking reimbursement through the EBBP Claims System. For the June 1st snapshot, providers can claim reimbursement for any subscriber enrolled in the National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD) by May 31st. Unfortunately, most providers reported struggles enrolling subscribers who qualified through the National Verifier into NLAD due to issues with matching the subscriber’s correct personally identifiable information (PII) such as name, address, DOB, etc. USAC requires an exact match for this information as to what appears on the applicant’s National Verifier application.
USAC sent out an email yesterday that brought to light a potential issue with processing of EBBP reimbursements. USAC stated that to ensure timely disbursement of EBBP claims, providers should confirm as soon as possible that the FCC Registration Number (FRN) and Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) provided in your company’s EBBP election notice match the Employer Identification Number (EIN) listed in the Commission’s Registration System (CORES) and in SAM.gov. If the EINs do not match, it could impact the timing of your EBBP reimbursement.
To avoid delays in EBBP reimbursements, USAC has requested that all providers check whether the FRN and DUNS provided with their election notice have the same EIN in both CORES and SAM.gov. If the EINs do not match, USAC has asked providers to email them, by June 8, at EBBElection@usac.org and provide the FRN and EIN of the company that matches the DUNS registered in SAM.gov. This will allow USAC to issue EBBP reimbursement and help ensure timely payment processing.
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