WAC 388-273-0025

Effective July 23, 2004

WAC 388-273-0025 Benefits you receive as a WTAP participant.

(1)  WTAP participants receive a:

a.       Discount on local telephone flat rate services, when the flat rate is more than the WTAP assistance rate;

b.      Waiver of deposit requirements on local telephone service;

c.       Fifty percent discount on service connection fees through June 30, 2003.  Effective July 1, 2003, fifty percent discount for the first connection; and for a second or subsequent connection when you ask for service at a new address.  Any connection fee discounts available from other programs are added to the WTAP discount, to pay part or all of the remaining fifty percent; or

d.      Effective July 1, 2003, a community service voice mail box offered by a community agency that has been contracted with the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development to provide the service.

(2)  WTAP benefits are limited to one residential line per household.

(3)  Your benefits begin the date you are approved for WTAP assistance and continue through the next June 30, except if you qualified for telephone assistance through using the community services voice mail programs, you will receive one additional service year of benefits.  "Service year" means the period beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following calendar year.

(4) WTAP benefits do not include charges for line extension, optional extended area service, optional mileage, customer premises equipment, applicable taxes or delinquent balances owed to the telephone company.

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