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.
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