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Rule Title: FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
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Department: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Chapter: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS PROGRAM
Subchapter: Eligibility and Application Process
 
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37.36.604    FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

(1) Individuals whose annual family income during the 12 months immediately preceding the month of application is less than 250% of the 2021 poverty guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are eligible for a loan of specialized telecommunications equipment based on income. 250% of the HHS 2021 annual poverty guidelines for families of various sizes is specified on the Montana Telecommunications Access Program website, effective on January 13, 2021, which rate is adopted and incorporated here by reference.  A copy is available at https://dphhs.mt.gov/detd/mtap/nocostassistiveequipment, or may be obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Telecommunications Access Program (MTAP), P.O. Box 4210, Helena MT 59604.

(2) There is no asset test to be eligible for a loan of specialized telecommunications equipment. 

 

History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2082, Eff. 11/10/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1611, Eff. 8/11/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 853, Eff. 6/22/19; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 70, Eff. 1/16/21; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1934, Eff. 12/24/21.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
37-968 12/24/2021 Current History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2082, Eff. 11/10/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1611, Eff. 8/11/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 853, Eff. 6/22/19; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 70, Eff. 1/16/21; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 1934, Eff. 12/24/21.
37-936 1/16/2021 12/24/2021 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2082, Eff. 11/10/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1611, Eff. 8/11/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 853, Eff. 6/22/19; AMD, 2021 MAR p. 70, Eff. 1/16/21.
37-883 6/22/2019 1/16/2021 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2082, Eff. 11/10/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1611, Eff. 8/11/18; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 853, Eff. 6/22/19.
37-853 8/11/2018 6/22/2019 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2082, Eff. 11/10/17; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1611, Eff. 8/11/18.
37-795 11/10/2017 8/11/2018 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 2082, Eff. 11/10/17.
37-759 9/24/2016 11/10/2017 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 1710, Eff. 9/24/16.
37-712 12/11/2015 9/24/2016 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 12/11/15.
37-668 7/1/2014 12/11/2015 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013, MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 1400, Eff. 7/1/14.
37-616 5/10/2013 7/1/2014 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09; AMD, 2013, MAR p. 788, Eff. 5/10/13.
37-479 9/25/2009 5/10/2013 History: 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1672, Eff. 9/25/09.
4/21/2006 9/25/2009 History: 53-19-307, MCA; IMP, 53-19-305, 53-19-307, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 6/18/04; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1052, Eff. 4/21/06.
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