The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Direct services" means services provided to clients directly by the local social services staff.
"Eligibility determination" means the process of deciding whether an individual or family meets the criteria for receiving a service.
"Purchased services" means services provided by a paid resource other than local social services staff.
"Universal access" means the provision of services without regard to income or membership in an income maintenance group.
22VAC40-780-20. Eligibility categories.
To receive services an individual or family must be found eligible in one of three categories. They are: income maintenance, eligibility based on income, or universal access.
Eligibility Determination Process
22VAC40-780-40. Income maintenance.
Persons or families are eligible for service in this category
because they receive
Aid to Dependent Children Temporary Assistance
for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, or Auxiliary
22VAC40-780-60. Universal access.
social service agencies departments of social
services may choose one of two options in providing direct services on a
universal access basis:
1. All persons needing direct services may be served on a universal
access basis except for services delivered as a part of
Services Program employment services programs; or
2. Only persons needing the following services may be served on a universal access basis:
a. Intake services;
b. Family services (services provided to prevent child abuse and neglect, independent adoptions, and court activities);
c. Adult protective services;
d. Child protective services;
e. Foster care or adoption services; or
f. Adult services (services provided to elderly and incapacitated adults at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation).