1125.00 Financial Need Review Policy and Procedure - POL-14-10

To: All Vocational Rehabilitation Staff

Date: September 29, 2014

Subject: 1125.00 Financial Need Review Policy and Procedure

ACCES-VR is required to review the financial need of all eligible individuals (Status 10-32) at least annually. The determination of financial need is considered an integral part of the rehabilitation planning process.

The Financial Need Review Policy and Financial Need Review Procedure are being revised to reflect an increase in the household living requirement threshold to 500% of poverty, as well as, an increase in the cost of living differential to $15,000 for the following counties: New York, Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Richmond, Queen, Suffolk, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 2, 2014

OBSOLETE: POL-14-02/PRO 14-02 Financial Need Review Policy and Procedure


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PRO-10-02 Limits on Duration and Cost of Services

INQUIRIES: Any questions concerning this memorandum should be addressed to the Policy and Partnership Unit at 518-473-1626.

Debora Brown-Johnson, Assistant Commissioner