SECURITY THREAT (Jan. 16-21): On the advice of law enforcement, access to Capitol Area state office buildings, including the SCC’s Tyler Building, is restricted through Thursday, Jan. 21. All business with the Commission must be done through electronic filing systems, email, or by telephone. Work is being done remotely only. The processing of any filing or payment physically delivered to the building during this time will be delayed.
Telephone Assistance Plan Helps Low-Income Virginians Stay Connected
SEP 14, 2020
RICHMOND – Staying connected and having access to local emergency services and community resources is more important than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is partnering with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates during “National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week” September 14-18, 2020.
Lifeline, a federal program, offers a monthly discount of up to $9.25 toward phone or broadband services for eligible consumers and is available through certain local telephone and wireless companies. The goal of this nationwide outreach effort is to increase awareness about the Lifeline program and provide information to qualified participants. In addition to falling below a certain income level, you could be eligible if you participate in one of these federal assistance programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
Participants are limited to one Lifeline benefit per household. Participating companies can provide assistance with enrollment. A new option – the National Verifier (www.checklifeline.org) – makes it easier for consumers to assess eligibility and sign up for Lifeline. The SCC encourages Virginians to contact companies from whom you wish to receive service since not all companies are required to offer Lifeline service.
To learn more about Lifeline and the National Verifier, and to see if you are eligible, call 1-800-234-9473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lifelinesupport.org or the FCC website at www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers. You may also contact Lean Sorini with Universal Service Administrative Co., the company that administers the Lifeline program, at 202-772-6274 or at LifelineProgram@usac.org.
Contact: Katha Treanor, 804-371-9141
DEC 23, 2020
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