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340:105-10-96. Title III-B priority supportive services

Revised 6-1-08

(a) Policy.  The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) ensures that an adequate proportion of its federal allotment for Title III-B services is expended for priority services unless the AAA has been granted a waiver on this rule by the State Agency per OAC 340:105-10-97. The Title III-B priority services include:

(A) transportation;

(B) outreach;

(C) information and assistance;

(D) assisted transportation;

(E) case management; and

(F) health services, including mental health services;

(1) access services:

(A) homemaker;

(B) chore;

(C) personal care; and

(D) home repair; and

(2) in-home services:

(A) legal counseling and representation;

(B) community education on legal matters; and

(C) information and assistance on legal matters.

(3) legal assistance services:

(b) Authority.  The authority for this Section is Section 306(a)(2) of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended.

(c) Procedures.  The AAA develops its annual budget in consultation with the State Agency and incorporates the allocations listed in (1) - (3) of this subsection into the budget. The AAA:

(1) expends at least 30 percent of its federal Title III-B funds overall for the three priority service categories, and not less than five percent of these funds for any single priority service;

(2) expends at least as much federal funds in any given fiscal year for the priority services categories as the AAA expended for the priority services in the previous fiscal year; unless the AAA allocation of these funds is reduced, in which case, the AAA priority services expenditure is reduced proportional to the AAA reduction in Title III-B funds; and

(3) allocates federal funds to legal assistance services in accordance with minimum funding levels established by the State Agency and issued annually under State memo.

(d) Cross references.  See OAC 340:105-10-97.

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