PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE
56-902. Assistance rate discount — Form — Applicable services — Amount — Application. (1) Telecommunication carriers providing residential basic local service shall provide assistance in the form of a monthly discount to eligible subscribers of residential basic local service of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50). In no case will the discount exceed the rate charged for the grade of residential basic local service subscribed to by each eligible individual. The Idaho telecommunications service assistance plan shall only be used to provide for a single line at the subscriber household.
(2) The providers of residential basic local service and the Idaho department of health and welfare shall comply with all requirements expressly provided by federal order, regulation and statute for eligible subscribers to qualify for the federal "lifeline" telephone assistance program. In accordance with federal law, the Idaho public utilities commission may grant waivers to carriers of residential basic local service from providing certain services to eligible subscribers.
[56-902, added 1987, ch. 328, sec. 1, p. 687; am. 1998, ch. 37, sec. 9, p. 163; am. 2013, ch. 186, sec. 2, p. 446.]