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Servicio Lifeline de Verizon New York Inc. en Nueva York:

Lifeline es un programa de asistencia gubernamental respaldado por programas establecidos por la Comisión de Servicio Público de Nueva York y la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones. Verizon New York Inc. (“Verizon”) ofrece los siguientes servicios compatibles con Lifeline como proveedor de telecomunicaciones elegible:

• Servicio Lifeline de tarifa de mensajes: $ 1.00 por mes más tarifas regulares por cada llamada realizada o servicio opcional solicitado.

• Servicio Lifeline de tarifa plana: $ 2.00 por mes más un cargo mensual por uso local de $ 7.20.

• Servicio Lifeline de banda ancha (Fios Internet): descuento mensual de $ 9.25

Además, Verizon no impone el Cargo de línea de suscriptor federal ($ 6.50) a los clientes de Lifeline.

Solo los consumidores elegibles pueden inscribirse en el programa. Puede calificar para el servicio Lifeline si puede certificar que cumple con uno de los siguientes requisitos:

• Usted participa en al menos uno de los programas enumerados a continuación:

o Programa de Asistencia de Energía para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos (LIHEAP), Medicaid, Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI), Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP, anteriormente conocido como Programa de Cupones para Alimentos), Asistencia Federal de Vivienda Pública (Sección 8), Almuerzo gratis del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares programa (NSLP), Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas (TANF), Beneficio de Pensión de Veteranos, Beneficio de Pensión de Sobrevivientes de Veteranos.

o Solo para residentes de tierras tribales reconocidas por el gobierno federal: Asistencia general de la Oficina de Asuntos Indígenas (BIA), Asistencia temporal administrada por tribus para familias necesitadas (TTANF), Programa de distribución de alimentos en reservas indias (FDPIR), Head Start.

• Tiene un ingreso bruto anual del hogar igual o inferior al 135% de la Guía Federal de Pobreza.

Los residentes en las tierras tribales reconocidas a nivel federal que califican para Lifeline son elegibles para recibir hasta $ 100 en créditos de instalación Link-Up para establecer el servicio.

Verizon también ofrece un descuento mensual de Lifeline a clientes calificados que se suscriben al servicio de Internet Fios. Los clientes elegibles recibirán un descuento de $ 9.25 por mes.

Además, Lifeline está limitado a un descuento por hogar en servicio fijo, inalámbrico o de banda ancha (Internet). Por lo tanto, debe certificar y aceptar que ningún otro miembro del hogar recibe el servicio Lifeline de Verizon u otro proveedor de comunicaciones.

El servicio Lifeline es un beneficio no transferible. Los consumidores que deliberadamente hacen declaraciones falsas para obtener el beneficio pueden ser castigados con una multa o prisión o pueden ser excluidos del programa.

Debe cumplir con ciertos requisitos de elegibilidad en Nueva York para calificar para el Servicio Lifeline. Puede obtener una solicitud para el servicio Verizon Lifeline comunicándose con Verizon en www.verizon.com/lifeline o por teléfono al 1.800.VERIZON (1.800.837.4966).

Para obtener más información, puede llamar a la Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), que administra Lifeline para la FCC, llamando al 1.888.641.8722 o accediendo a su sitio web en www.lifelinesupport.org.

Las tarifas de Lifeline están sujetas a cambios según lo dispuesto por las normas de la FCC. Todas las tarifas, términos y condiciones incluidas en este aviso están sujetos a cambio y han sido actualizadas en el momento de la impresión.


Verizon New York Inc. Lifeline Service in New York: 

Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by programs established by the New York Public Service Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.  Verizon New York Inc. (“Verizon”) offers the following Lifeline supported services as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier:

  • Message Rate Lifeline Service: $1.00 per month plus regular rates for each call made or optional service requested.
  • Flat Rate Lifeline Service: $2.00 per month plus a monthly local usage charge of $7.20.
  • Broadband (Fios Internet) Lifeline Service: $9.25 monthly discount


In addition, Verizon does not impose the Federal Subscriber Line Charge ($6.50) on Lifeline customers.


Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program.  You may qualify for Lifeline service if you can certify that you meet one of the following requirements:

  • You participate in at least one of the programs listed below:
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps Program), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), National School Lunch Program’s free lunch program (NSLP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Veterans Pension Benefit, Veterans Survivors Pension Benefit.
    • For residents of federally-recognized Tribal Lands only:Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance, Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Head Start.
  • You have an annual household gross income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

Residents on federally recognized Tribal lands who qualify for Lifeline are eligible for up to $100 in Link-Up installation credits to establish service.

Verizon also offers a monthly Lifeline discount to qualified customers who subscribe to Fios Internet service.  Eligible customers will receive a $9.25 per month discount.

In addition, Lifeline is limited to one discount per household on either wireline, wireless or broadband (Internet) service.  Therefore, you are required to certify and agree that no other member of the household is receiving Lifeline service from Verizon or another communications provider.

Lifeline service is a non-transferrable benefit.  Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or may be barred from the program.

You must meet certain eligibility requirements in New York in order to qualify for Lifeline Service.  An application for Verizon Lifeline Service can be obtained by contacting Verizon at www.verizon.com/lifeline or by phone at 1.800.VERIZON (1.800.837.4966).

To find out more information, you may call the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC), which administers Lifeline for the FCC, by calling 1.888.641.8722 or by accessing their website at www.lifelinesupport.org.

Lifeline rates are subject to change as mandated by FCC rules.  All rates, terms and conditions included in this notice are subject to change and are current at the time of printing.


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voters encountered long lines and problems with voting machines on Tuesday during a chaotic day of in-person balloting in Georgia, the latest state to struggle to conduct elections amid the health worries of the coronavirus pandemic

State Republicans and Democrats blamed each other for the difficulties, and Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said his office would investigate problems in two counties that are Democratic strongholds in an effort to resolve the issues before the November general election.

The missteps in Georgia, which had delayed its primary from March, are likely to raise alarms about how well states will handle voting if the coronavirus is still raging when Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden meet in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Many voters complained of hours-long waits and voting machines that were not operating. Raffensperger said the problems were most acute in metropolitan Atlanta’s Fulton and DeKalb counties, although the Georgia Democratic Party said it received reports of problems “in every corner of the state.”

The primary was the first use of Georgia’s new voting equipment, which added a paper ballot backup, and officials said there were reports some locations struggled to start the machines, did not receive the equipment necessary to start on time or did not train poll workers properly on handling them.

“I waited for three hours,” said Callie Orsini, 26, who stood in line with hundreds of people in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood on Tuesday. She said some people in line had requested absentee ballots but had not received them, and it took longer for poll workers to process them.

Polling locations had been reduced in many counties amid a shortage of poll workers because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. About 1 million Georgians voted absentee by mail, Raffensperger’s office said, and another 325,000 already had cast ballots in person during early voting.

Raffensperger, who sent absentee ballot request forms to the state’s 6.9 million active voters, called the voting situation in parts of Fulton and DeKalb counties “unacceptable” and opened an investigation.

“We knew it would be challenging to vote in a pandemic, but most counties were able to handle it very smoothly,” he told Reuters. “Fulton County obviously had problems, and the issues they had fall on the county administrators.”

But Democrats said the responsibility belonged to Raffensperger.

“If there was a failure of leadership, it starts where the buck should stop, at the top,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, a Democrat who called for an investigation of Raffensperger’s office.

“It is the Secretary of State’s responsibility to train, prepare, and equip election staff throughout the state to ensure fair and equal access to the ballot box,” he said.

Voting rights groups said the experience was particularly difficult in precincts serving low-income and minority neighborhoods, and they worried that thousands of voters might have been disenfranchised.

“This election has been a catastrophe,” said Kristen Clarke, president of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The problems in Georgia follow similar complaints and confusion during an April primary in Wisconsin, and last week in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Washington D.C.

Georgia was one of five states choosing candidates for the White House and Congress on Tuesday. Voters in Nevada, South Carolina, North Dakota and West Virginia also held primaries.

Jon Ossoff, 33, led a large field of Georgia Democrats in early results in the race for the party’s nomination to take on Republican Senator David Perdue. Ossoff faced six other Democrats, but with about 25% of precincts counted he was short of the 50% of the vote needed to avoid an Aug. 11 runoff for the nomination. Perdue has no primary challengers.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell and John Whitesides in Washington; Editing by Scott Malone, Jonathan Oatis, Matthew Lewis and Gerry Doyle





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