Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-306-15a - Participation of individuals in cost of services based on financial need

(a) The Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division may choose to consider the financial need of eligible individuals or individuals who are receiving services during an extended evaluation for purposes of determining the extent of their participation in the costs of vocational rehabilitation services, other than those services identified in subsection (c) of this section.
(b) If the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division chooses to consider financial need:
(1) it shall maintain written policies covering the determination of financial need;
(2) it shall specify the types of vocational rehabilitation services for which the unit has established a financial needs test;
(3) it shall prescribe the policies and procedures to be used when payment is made by individuals required to contribute to the cost of their vocational rehabilitation services;
(4) the policies shall be applied uniformly to all individuals in similar circumstances;
(5) the policies shall be applied uniformly to all individuals within each geographic region; and
(6) the policies shall ensure that the level of an individual's participation in the cost of vocational rehabilitation services is:
(A) reasonable;
(B) based on the individual's financial need, including consideration of any disability related expenses paid by the individual; and
(C) not so high as to effectively deny the individual a necessary service.
(c) No financial needs test shall be applied and no financial participation shall be required as a condition for furnishing the following vocational rehabilitation services:
(1) Assessment for determining eligibility and priority for services, except those non-assessment services that are provided during an extended evaluation for an individual with a severe disability under Section 10-306-5a(d) of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.
(2) Assessment for determining vocational rehabilitation needs.
(3) Vocational rehabilitation counseling, guidance, and referral services.
(4) Placement services.
(d) Any funds received by the agency from individuals or third parties for the provision of vocational rehabilitation services shall be used by the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division for such services for vocational rehabilitation clients.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-306-15a
Adopted effective November 6, 1998

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