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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 20. Department For The Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing Eligibility Standards and Application Procedures for the Distribution of Assistive Technology Equipment

22VAC20-20-30. Eligibility requirements.

Upon request for assistive technology equipment by an applicant, the department will require information as to the family size, financial status, and other related data as described on the application. Applicants eligible to participate in the program shall meet the following requirements:

1. The applicant must be certified as deaf, hard of hearing, hearing-disabled/visually-disabled, deafblind, or speech-disabled by a licensed physician, audiologist, speech-language pathologist, hearing aid specialist, vocational rehabilitation counselor employed by the Department of Rehabilitative Services or the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, a Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind representative, a VDDHH outreach specialist or other appropriate agency or government representative.

2. The applicant shall provide one of the following, in the name of the applicant or the applicant's spouse or legal guardian, as proof of residency in the Commonwealth of Virginia:

a. Current lease or deed to domicile in Virginia;

b. A utility bill, dated within 12 months of the submission, for a residence in Virginia; or

c. Any other form of proof approved by the department.

3. The applicant shall provide correct and verifiable information on the family's gross income. The department reserves the right to request verification of income from any program applicant before determining what charges, if any, the applicant will be required to pay for assistive technology equipment through the program.

4. The applicant shall submit a completed and signed application.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-112 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR245-02-01 § 3.1, eff. September 27, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 13, eff. April 22, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 20, eff. July 27, 1994; Volume 19, Issue 4, eff. January 1, 2003.

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