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340:105-10-65. Legal services eligibility

Revised 5-13-02

(a) Policy.  All individuals, age 60 years of age and older are eligible to receive legal services.  Special efforts are made to provide services to those older persons in greatest social or economic need.

(b) Authority.  The authority for this Section is Section 102(35) and 307(a)(11)(B) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended and Title 45 of Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1321.71(d) and (e).

(c) Procedures.  Procedures for implementing this Section include:

  • (1) providers of legal services list specific objectives in the project grant application which outline how the provider targets those older persons in greatest economic or social need; and
  • (2) persons who request legal services complete intake procedures approved by the Area Agency on Aging. Provider's intake procedures may not require that the participant provide income or resources information. Income and resources information may be obtained only as a process of providing legal services to the participant, and for the purposes of identifying additional resources or benefits for which the participant may be entitled.

(d) Cross references.  See OAC 340:105-10-50.1(a)(11), 340:105-10-51, 340:105-10-54(a)(6), 340:105-10-64, and 340:105-10-66.

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