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Eligibility

An individual seeking to remain independent in their home, may qualify for services if the following eligibility criteria are met:

  • Individual is age 55 or older;
  • *Individual has a documented severe visual impairment of blind or legally blind (visual acuity is not more than 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses or visual acuity better than 20/200 and a limit to the field of vision)
  • Competitive employment is extremely difficult to obtain due to visual impairment;
  • Individual’s independent goals are feasible; and
  • The individual requires and can benefit from Independent Living services in order to obtain or maintain independent living.  

*Severe visual impairment as defined by American Optometric Association and the World Health Organization