If you are a first time offender and you qualify for assistance (and funds are available), the Department of Revenue may pay up to $400 of your total Ignition Interlock expenses. Of course, you must meet some initial threshold requirements. Amongst those requirements are: You are Lawfully Present in U.S. and a Colorado resident.
You were an adult driver (21 years of age) at the time of the violation. The alcohol violation occurred on or after January 1, 2009. Your Federal Adjusted Gross Income (FAGI) on the State of Colorado tax file falls within 300% of the current year Poverty Guidelines established by Health and Human Services. For 2012, the Poverty Guideline for a Single filer is $11,170 and $15,130 for a Joint filer.
How Do I Apply For Financial Assistance in Colorado?
The ignition Interlock provider will check to determine if you are eligible for financial assistance. If you meet the eligibility requirements mentioned above you will be asked to authorize a check against your Colorado tax file to determine eligibility based on your income level and filing status. In other words... notify the Ignition Interlock provider upon installation that you will be seeking financial assistance. They will take the reigns from there.
What If I Am Denied?
If you are denied financial assistance you may appeal that decision. This is an entirely separate process and perhaps the subject of a later posting. Stay tuned...
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