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Thanks! Was going to start a thread on this now.
I have a full writeup in my signature link but here are some details:

The program provides:
-up to $50 per month towards broadband service
-a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet (applicants must contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price)
This program stacks with the FCC’s existing Lifeline Program, so you can receive both Lifeline and the Emergency Broadband Benefit on the same service.

The program will end once funds have been exhausted, or 6 months after the Department of Health and Human Services lifts the Covid emergency- whichever comes first. Your provider will notify you when your benefit is scheduled to end.


At least one household member must be enrolled in one of the following programs for the household to qualify:
-Lifeline program
-Free and reduced-price school lunch program (students who were enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year but are currently homeschooled are also eligible)
-Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
-Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 (additionally, total household income must be below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers for the 2020 tax year)
-If your broadband provider is currently running a low-income or covid program that is income based and you qualify, you can qualify for this as well

The Emergency Broadband Benefit application opened on May 12, 2021. There are 3 ways one can apply for this program:
-Through your broadband provider
-Online via the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program website (https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/#)
-By calling 833-511-0311 and mailing in the necessary documents
If you are rejected AA (apply again ;) )
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #80 on: May 28, 2021, 04:29:55 PM »

Source?
From the WIKI and from https://www.xchangetele.com/ebb it's seems that its one of the conditions that can be met

https://getemergencybroadband.org/do-i-qualify/

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If You Experienced a Job Loss or Furlough
If you experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 because you lost your job or were furloughed, you may qualify for the EBB Program.

You will have to show proof of the job loss or furlough, like a termination letter or furlough notice, as well as proof of your total income, like a tax return or official documentation containing income information when you apply for the EBB Program. To qualify in this way, your total household income in 2020 must be at or below $99,000 (for single tax filers) and $198,000 (for joint tax filers).

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #81 on: May 28, 2021, 04:31:23 PM »

Ok thats a big IF and if not, you dont, my question wasif that condition must be met, or one  of those listed is enough

If you’re currently an Optimum customer and meet at least one of the eligibility criteria listed below, all you need to do is apply.
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2021, 04:37:47 PM »
a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet (applicants must contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price)

Can you get this through optimum?
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2021, 04:46:15 PM »
Ok thats a big IF and if not, you dont, my question wasif that condition must be met, or one  of those listed is enough

If you’re currently an Optimum customer and meet at least one of the eligibility criteria listed below, all you need to do is apply.
Part of the processes is to send in the proof. You can try but don't expect to get approved

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2021, 04:48:50 PM »
Part of the processes is to send in the proof. You can try but don't expect to get approved
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Had a substantial loss of income, such as a job loss or layoff, since February 29, 2020, and your total household income in 2020 was below: $99,000 for single filers or $198,000 for joint filers
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2021, 04:51:08 PM »
—OR—

Had a substantial loss of income, such as a job loss or layoff, since February 29, 2020, and your total household income in 2020 was below: $99,000 for single filers or $198,000 for joint filers
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you need to prove the income, start the application and you will se for youself the options

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2021, 10:29:51 PM »
In NY when you file for an address change with the DMV they don't send you a new card.
You have the option of ordering a new card for $10

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #88 on: May 29, 2021, 11:28:53 PM »
a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet (applicants must contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price)

Can you get this through optimum?
Has anyone used the credit for a tablet or laptop yet?

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #89 on: May 29, 2021, 11:51:24 PM »
Optimum bill just arrived for only $15.54.
Looks like the EBB kicked in.

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2021, 09:35:56 AM »
Same.
Recon was useless
Submitted new application with drivers licenses instead of passport,  Approved

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #91 on: June 02, 2021, 02:10:45 PM »
Submitted new application with drivers licenses instead of passport,  Approved
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #92 on: June 02, 2021, 02:23:23 PM »
if im qualified thru one of my children what would be the best form of proof ?
i tried submitting medicaid info but was denied because there was no dates

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #93 on: June 03, 2021, 09:54:20 AM »
Optimum bill just arrived for only $15.54.
Looks like the EBB kicked in.
Congrats! Wondering how long ago you applied. I applied and was approved and informed Optimum about it about 3 weeks ago, haven't yet gotten a new bill, but curious how long it takes them to start crediting you on your bill.

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #94 on: June 03, 2021, 03:21:50 PM »
Congrats! Wondering how long ago you applied. I applied and was approved and informed Optimum about it about 3 weeks ago, haven't yet gotten a new bill, but curious how long it takes them to start crediting you on your bill.
Applied 5/19.
Approval email 5/27.
E-bill with discount 5/29.

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #95 on: June 03, 2021, 07:53:57 PM »
Got approval June 2, had $0 balance, now I have a credit balance on my account

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #96 on: June 04, 2021, 09:31:07 AM »
BH I just got approved by Optimum - my third try!

First time I attached the approval for Lifeline as proof of eligibility, and they responded "You did not qualify because you do not meet the eligibility requirements."

Second time I attached Tax return and Unemployment approval, and they responded "You did not qualify because the required documentation was not included with your application."

Third time I attached identical information as the second time, and BH just got approval notice.
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #97 on: June 04, 2021, 10:18:06 AM »
BH I just got approved by Optimum - my third try!

First time I attached the approval for Lifeline as proof of eligibility, and they responded "You did not qualify because you do not meet the eligibility requirements."

Second time I attached Tax return and Unemployment approval, and they responded "You did not qualify because the required documentation was not included with your application."

Third time I attached identical information as the second time, and BH just got approval notice.
Nothing different 2nd and 3rd?

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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #98 on: June 04, 2021, 10:29:45 AM »
Nothing different 2nd and 3rd?
Identical!
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Re: $50 Off Internet (with eligibility regs)
« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2021, 03:56:52 PM »
Identical!

Word out there is that Optimum is rejecting applications for very flimsy reasons...
Not clear if they're deliberately making it difficult but it certainly seems like it.