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In its Order in Case 17-C-0171, issued and effective April 19, 2018, the New York Public Service Commission has authorized continued TAF support to ETCs providing Lifeline to Low Income Customers who are only eligible for Lifeline Telephone Service under certain Programs which have been eliminated by the Federal Communications Commission as Qualifying Programs as of May 1, 2018. These Programs are: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National School Lunch Program's free lunch program (NSLP), and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

TAF has also been authorized to provide additional Funding in these cases to offset the loss in Federal reimbursement funding that Lifeline Providers will no longer receive, due to the customer's loss of Federal eligibility.

Please refer to the "Resources" section of the TAF website to review the Order in its entirety.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, you can contact TAF staff at 518-443-2806 or mgoralski@tafny.org.








The Targeted Accessibility Fund of New York, Incorporated (TAF) was established by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) in 1998 as a mechanism to ensure the proper funding by the telecommunications carriers of various targeted programs as defined by the PSC. The programs identified were Lifeline, emergency services E911, Public Interest Pay Phones, and the Telecommunications Relay System. TAF funding for these programs were developed on an explicit, competitive basis and is adminis trated by the New York Intrastate Access Settlement Pool, Inc.

It is required, by regulation, that all certified telecommunication carriers doing business in New York State participate in TAF. It is the responsibility of each carrier to contact TAF for the assignment of a TAF identification number. This web site provides each company with the required information to participate and stay in compliance with the New York State Public Service Regulations. It is encouraged to contact TAF Staff who would be happy to provide you any guidance in complying with the TAF requirements.

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May reporting dates
Monthly reporting due
05/22/2018
Invoices mailed
06/01/2018
Payments due to TAF
06/22/2018
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For payment inquiries please contact the TAF Staff
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TAF phone:
518 443-2808
TAF fax:
518 443-2809

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