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Waivered Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 120]
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Comment Period Ends 8/22/2018
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8/21/18  9:43 pm
Commenter: Richard Streitz

Rewording of 12VAC30-120-920 Section B.2.a.1.ii (8 hours minimum changed to 1 hour minimum)
 

Here is the code element for reference:

(ii) for waiver individuals employed at least eight but less than 20 hours per week, earned income shall be disregarded up to a maximum of both earned and unearned income up to 200% of SSI. However, in no case shall the total amount of income (both earned and unearned) that is disregarded for maintenance exceed 300% of SSI.

I would recommend a review of the above section to have the minimum moved from 8 hours to one hour per week... as this would capture more individuals within the spirit of which I believe the original authors of this policy intended.

Many of the individuals who fall into this demographic who are willing to work, can only practically work a few hours a week due to medical or other circumstances. It is important to note the costs for the parent(s) or caregiver associated with the individual working for one hour, is the same as those able to work 8 or more hours. These individuals should not be denied the same consideration as those given to those working 8 or more, when in fact they are only given the opportunity to work 8 or fewer hours a week.