Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
4/10/2020

Chapter 780. Eligibility for Direct Social Services

22VAC40-780-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Direct services" means services provided to clients directly by the local social services staff.

"Eligibility determination" means the process of deciding whether an individual or family meets the criteria for receiving a service.

"Purchased services" means services provided by a paid resource other than local social services staff.

"Universal access" means the provision of services without regard to income or membership in an income maintenance group.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-50-2 § 1.1, eff. December 26, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. August 17, 2011.

22VAC40-780-20. Eligibility categories.

To receive services an individual or family must be found eligible in one of three categories. They are: income maintenance, eligibility based on income, or universal access.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-50-2 § 2.1, eff. December 26, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. August 17, 2011.

22VAC40-780-30. Eligibility determination.

Eligibility for services must be determined by a service worker or a volunteer under the supervision of a service worker.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217, 63.2-602 and 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-50-2 § 2.2, eff. December 26, 1985.

22VAC40-780-40. Income maintenance.

Persons or families are eligible for service in this category because they receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, or Auxiliary Grants.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-50-2 § 3.1, eff. December 26, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. August 17, 2011.

22VAC40-780-50. Eligibility based on income.

Eligibility in this category is determined by measuring the family income and number in the family unit against an income scale provided by the Department of Social Services.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217, 63.2-602 and 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-50-2 § 3.2, eff. December 26, 1985.

22VAC40-780-60. Universal access.

Local departments of social services may choose one of two options in providing direct services on a universal access basis:

1. All persons needing direct services may be served on a universal access basis; or

2. Only persons needing the following services may be served on a universal access basis:

a. Intake services;

b. Family services (services provided to prevent child abuse and neglect, independent adoptions, and court activities);

c. Adult protective services;

d. Child protective services;

e. Foster care or adoption services; or

f. Adult services (services provided to elderly and incapacitated adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation).

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-614 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-50-2 § 3.3, eff. December 26, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. August 17, 2011; Volume 32, Issue 8, eff. February 1, 2016.



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