(a)  The Division of Services for the Blind shall determine a consumer's financial eligibility for services subject to a financial needs test by application of the financial eligibility scale established by the General Assembly.  Copies of the economic needs schedule can be found at any Division office.

(b)  The Division shall obtain financial information from consumers to determine their financial eligibility to receive services listed in Rule .0402(c) of this Section.  Financial information obtained may include wage and earning statement, State and Federal income tax forms, W2 form, bank statements and other information to document income or other financial resources.  If the consumer does not have documents to verify income, the consumer shall complete a verification form provided by the agency and signed by the consumer's last employer, the individual who financially supports the consumer, or the agency representative who processes the consumer's public support.  For the purpose of this Rule, "public support" means economic payment provided by state or federal government to someone in economic need.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 111-28; 34 C.F.R. 361.54;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 16, 1977

Amended Eff. April 1, 1990; February 1, 1986; February 1, 1982; July 1, 1979;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 1, 2001;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2012; August 1, 2002;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.