Funds that are disbursed by USAC in error must be returned to USAC.
Funds may need to be returned to USAC as a result of a commitment adjustment or a recovery of improperly disbursed funds or when a service provider or applicant discovers they made an error on the BEAR or SPI.
If USAC discovers through an audit or other means that funds have been disbursed by USAC in error, USAC will initiate a process to recover the funds.
If an applicant or service provider has conducted their own internal review and has discovered that funds have been disbursed by USAC in error, the applicant or service provider must return the funds to USAC.
Following are examples of when funds must be returned to USAC. This list is not exhaustive:
For more information on returning funds to USAC and the process for returning funds, visit the Service Provider & Applicant Payments page of the USAC website.