An individual with a significant
disability is eligible for IL services under the Independent Living Services
program and Centers for Independent Living Program authorized under Chapter 1 (
29 USC § 796
et seq.) of Title VII of the Act. Regarding information and
referral services, anyone may seek information about IL services under these
programs and may request referral to other services and programs for
individuals with significant disabilities, as appropriate.
B. The service provider shall apply
eligibility requirements without regard to age, color, creed, gender, national
origin, race, religion, or type of significant disability of the individual
applying for IL services. The service provider shall not impose any state or
local residence requirement that excludes under the state plan any individual
who is present in Virginia and who is otherwise eligible for IL services from
receiving IL services.
C. Before or
at the same time as an applicant for IL services may begin receiving IL
services funded under this part, the service provider shall determine the
applicant's eligibility and shall maintain documentation that the applicant has
met the basic eligibility requirements. The documentation must be dated and
signed by an appropriate staff member of the service provider.
D. If the state contracts with or awards a
grant to a center for the general operation of the center, the state shall
delegate to the center the determination of an individual's eligibility for
services from that center. If the state contracts with or awards a grant to a
third party to provide specific IL services, the state may choose to delegate
to the IL service provider the determination of eligibility for these services
and the development of an IL plan for individuals who receive these
22 Va. Admin.
VR595-02-1 § 2, eff. November 1, 1987; amended, Virginia Register Volume
20, Issue 9, eff. February 11, 2004.
§ 51.5-14 of the Code of Virginia.