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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 45. Department For The Blind And Vision Impaired
Chapter 80. Provision of Independent Living Rehabilitation Services

22VAC45-80-30. Eligibility for independent living services.

A. Eligibility requirements shall be applied without regard to sex, race, creed, color, or national origin. No group or individual shall be excluded or found ineligible solely on the basis of the type of disability or on the basis of age. No residence requirement shall be imposed which excludes from services any individual who is presently in the Commonwealth.

B. An assessment or evaluation by the Department for the Visually Handicapped (DVH) is required of each severely disabled person who applies for independent living services. The assessment is limited to that information necessary to determine whether the individual is eligible to be provided independent living services, and to determine which independent living services are needed.

C. All applicants for independent living services must be apprised of the services of the Client Assistance Program within the Department for Rights of the Disabled.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-23 and 51.5-65 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-03-4 § 3.1, eff. August 3, 1988; amended, Virginia Register Volume 6, Issue 11, eff. March 28, 1990.

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