SLD Special Addition News Brief: New BEAR form now available online

August 28, 2013

New FCC Form 472 Now Available Online

Applicants and service providers can now file the new (July 2013) FCC Fo rm 472, Billed Entity Applicant Reimbursement (BEAR) Form online.

  • For applicants, the authorized person logs in as usual to the online BEAR Form with the Billed Entity Number (BEN), Personal Identification Number (PIN), email address, and last name in order┬áto file and certify a BEAR Form.
  • For service providers, the authorized person logs in as usual to the E-File System with the User ID and password, clicks the “472 Online Bear” link on the left-hand side of the page under the Schools and Libraries heading to locate pending BEAR Forms, and then approves and certifies them as appropriate.

Remember that the certification language has changed for both applicants and service providers, and applicants now provide BEAR remittance information to assist service providers.

For a detailed list of the changes from the old (April 2007) version of the form, refer to the July 19 SL News Brief.