FCC Partners With The Department Of Veterans Affairs To Facilitate Veterans' Access To The Affordable Connectivity And Lifeline Programs
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a database connection with the Veterans Benefits Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to make it easier for veterans to sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline. The connection will enable automatic eligibility verification of Veterans receiving qualifying pension benefits. Veterans who have their eligibility automatically determined by the FCC’s National Verifier will not need to submit additional eligibility documentation to enroll in the two programs. The FCC and Veterans Benefit Administration have an agreement for the automatic eligibility verification of Veterans receiving qualifying pension benefits who seek to apply for the FCC’s ACP and Lifeline programs.
FCC, Dept. of Veterans Partner on Affordable Connectivity & Lifeline