Revision 09-4; Effective December 1, 2009
If a blind or disabled person has an approved plan for achieving self-support (PASS), the MEPD Policy Section must approve the plan.
If the plan is approved, do not count the resources and income that are essential for accomplishing the objectives of the plan.
A counselor in the state agency for vocational rehabilitation formulates the majority of plans. However, the Veterans Administration, public or private social agencies or groups, anyone assisting the person, or the person himself may formulate plans.
Because an approved PASS is limited in duration, be sure to check the status of the plan at each redetermination and review the case again before the plan's termination date.
Keep in the case record a copy of the PASS. Record in the case record any additional information pertaining to the plan.