(a)  The Division shall provide written notification to all applicants for services at the time of application of either:

(1)           the existing order of selection as set out in this Section; or

(2)           that an order of selection will be implemented if or when it is determined the Division has insufficient resources to serve all applicants who are determined eligible.

(b)  When an Order of Selection has been implemented, the Division shall determine each individual's priority category at the time the individual is determined eligible for service.  The individual shall be placed in the highest category (beginning with Category One) for which he/she qualifies.

(c)  The Division shall notify in writing each eligible individual of his/her priority classification at the same time the eligibility notification is provided.

(d)  The Division shall change an individual's priority classification immediately if there are changes in the individual's circumstances that warrant a change.  The Division shall notify the individual in writing of any change in priority classification.

(e)  The individual's case file shall contain documentation of the rationale for the priority category assignment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-545.1; P.L 105-220, Title IV; P.L. 102-569, Section 101(a)(5)(A);

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002;

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