At the request of both applicants and service providers, the SLD will accept Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Forms for reimbursement on bills that you've paid in full through the end of the first program year (June 30, 1999). Previously, the BEAR Form (FCC Form 472) was intended to provide coverage only through Dec. 31, 1998.

For telecommunications services and internet access, the extended BEAR process is available at the option of your service provider. Your vendors can choose whether they want to incorporate discounts into your bills before the end of the first program


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