(1) The department develops and maintains a prioritized waiting list from which applicants for extended employment services are drawn as funding allows.

(2) Applicants are selected to be served from the waiting list based on determination of eligibility date. The applicant available for services with the earliest determination date is offered the service.

(3) A person is eligible for the extended employment program if the person has:

(a) a significant disability;

(b) historically lacked the skills of independence and other skills so as not to have been competitively employed or, if employed, the employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of those disabilities; and

(c) been determined by the department to need the services of the extended employment program.

(4) Those persons eligible for comparable services provided by the department must fully utilize those services before they may be considered for eligibility for extended employment services.

History: 53-7-102, 53-7-203, 53-7-206, 53-7-302, 53-7-315, MCA; IMP, 53-7-203, 53-7-205, 53-7-206, MCA; NEW, Eff. 1/3/77; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 511, Eff. 3/30/84; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 2572, Eff. 11/26/92; TRANS, from SRS, 1998 MAR p. 2040; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 3628, Eff. 12/27/02.