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Service Name Independent Living Rehabilitation Technology and Assistive Devices Program Name Adults At-Risk for Out of Home Placement
Goal Provide services and supports to individuals and families experiencing health and safety needs to assist them in living successfully in the community.
Objective Assure that adults with health and safety needs that could result in out-of-home placement receive support services to enable them to continue to live at home and/or community.
Division Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Service Description

Rehabilitation Technology and Assistive Devices are provided under the Independent Living (IL) Rehabilitation Program to help individuals with disabilities live in their homes and get access to services in the community. They include:


·         Home modifications (ramps, accessible bathrooms, widening of doors and entrances).

·         Wheelchairs.

·         Communication devices.

·         Vehicle modifications.


The consumer and a counselor plan for these services as part of the individualized plan for independent living. These services are coordinated with other providers and comparable benefits, such as Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. These services benefit individuals with significant disabilities who are working toward independent living goals.

Web Site http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/ Year First Initiated 1985
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility Yes
Income Eligibility Method Allowable net monthly family income is 125% of the current Federal Poverty Level Persons in Family/Household 125% Federal Poverty Level (Allowable Net Monthly Income) 1 $1128 2 $1518 3 $1907 4 $2297 5 $2687 6 $3076 7 $3466 8 $3855 For each additional person, add $ 390
Income Eligibility Type Net income of all applicable family members including earned income; unearned income (pensions, VA, SSI, SSDI, pensions, etc.); compensation payments; income from commodities produced and sold seasonally; investment income; inheritances; child support; life insurance payments and similar. Also available assets to the extent they can be converted to cash or used as collateral to meet the cost of the services.
Whose Income Eligibility Income of all applicable family members.
Income Disregard Yes
Income Disregard Desc Medical expenses; additional expenses necessitated by residing in an accessible residence and related equipment expenses; additional expenses at a prorated rate related to increased expenses of owning a vehicle modified to increase its accessibility; Child care expenses (with limits); Post-secondary training expenses (with limits); legally mandated expenses such as alimony, child support, or Social Security reimbursements; student loans are not considered income, assets, or contributions;
Income Verified Yes
Income Verified Method Check stubs and SSDI/SSI verification and insurance information collected and documented using a standardized "Wage Verification Statement."
Income Criteria Criteria is based on State and Federal Statutes.
Income Eligibility Change 8/10/2007
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change Changed from 100% Federal Poverty rate to 125% Federal Poverty rate as per state statute.
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute NC General Statute 143-545.1
Federal Code of Federal Regulations 34 CFR Parts 364 and 365

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2025 SFY 2024-2025 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0