Category 5 Exemptions

Research and demonstration projects which are conducted by or subject to the approval of department or agency heads, and which are designed to study, evaluate, or otherwise examine:

(a) public benefit or service programs;
(b) procedures for obtaining benefits or services under those programs;
(c) possible changes in or alternatives to those programs or procedures; and/or
(d) possible changes in methods or levels of payment for benefits or services under those programs.