PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ASSISTANCE
56-903. Assistance eligibility. (1) In order to be eligible for the telecommunications service assistance program, an applicant shall be the head of a household and shall meet narrowly targeted eligibility criteria based solely on income or factors directly related to income established by the department of health and welfare. The department of health and welfare shall develop procedures for taking applications for assistance and for determining and certifying program eligibility. Such applications shall contain the disclosure of information authorization necessary to process the assistance discounts. Individuals who qualify for assistance under this chapter must be periodically recertified by the department of health and welfare.
(2) At least once each year the department shall provide an electronic list of names, addresses and, if applicable, telephone numbers of all eligible recipients to each telecommunications carrier designated as an eligible telecommunications carrier by the public utilities commission. The eligible telecommunications carrier shall determine from the list those recipients to whom the company provides service.
[56-903, added 1987, ch. 328, sec. 1, p. 687; am. 1998, ch. 37, sec. 10, p. 163.]