(a)  For purposes of the rules in this Subchapter, an eligibility determination means a decision pursuant to an application for social services which is based on information necessary to determine whether an individual meets the conditions of eligibility for the services requested. Conditions of eligibility include basic eligibility criteria from Section .0500 of this Subchapter applicable to the program or funding source under which the service is made available and conditions of need specified in the target population for the service requested, as set forth in this Chapter.

(b)  The individual making application shall provide information which will enable the agency to reach an eligibility decision. Failure on the part of the individual making application to provide such information or to cooperate with the agency in determining eligibility are grounds for delay in processing an application and reaching an eligibility decision or for denial of services.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. July 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. November 1, 2007; May 1, 1990; July 1, 1989; February 1, 1986;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.