SENATE BILL 6439
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senator Owen
Read first time 01/30/92. Referred to Committee on Children & Family Services.Revising the definition of "dependent child" for purposes of aid to families with dependent children.
AN ACT Relating to the definition of "dependent child" for purposes of aid to families with dependent children; and amending RCW 74.12.010.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 74.12.010 and 1983 1st ex.s. c 41 s 40 are each amended to read as follows:
For the purposes of the administration of aid to families with dependent children assistance, the term "dependent child" means any child in need under the age of eighteen years who has been deprived of parental support or care by reason of the death, continued absence from the home, or physical or mental incapacity of the parent, and who is with his father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother, stepsister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, or niece, in a place of residence maintained by one or more of such relatives as his or their homes. The term "dependent child" shall not include a child who voluntarily leaves the home of a parent unless alternative residential placement has been approved for that child under chapter 13.32A RCW and the parent is required to contribute to support of the child pursuant to RCW 13.32A.175. The term a "dependent child" shall, notwithstanding the foregoing, also include a child who would meet such requirements except for his removal from the home of a relative specified above as a result of a judicial determination that continuation therein would be contrary to the welfare of such child, for whose placement and care the state department of social and health services or the county office is responsible, and who has been placed in a licensed or approved child care institution or foster home as a result of such determination and who: (1) Was receiving an aid to families with dependent children grant for the month in which court proceedings leading to such determination were initiated; or (2) would have received aid to families with dependent children for such month if application had been made therefor; or (3) in the case of a child who had been living with a specified relative within six months prior to the month in which such proceedings were initiated, would have received aid to families with dependent children for such month if in such month he had been living with such a relative and application had been made therefor, as authorized by the Social Security Act: PROVIDED, That to the extent authorized by the legislature in the biennial appropriations act and to the extent that matching funds are available from the federal government, aid to families with dependent children assistance shall be available to any child in need who has been deprived of parental support or care by reason of the unemployment of a parent or stepparent liable under this chapter for support of the child.
"Aid to families with dependent children" means money payments, services, and remedial care with respect to a dependent child or dependent children and the needy parent or relative with whom the child lives and may include the spouse of such relative if living with him and if such relative is the child's parent and the child is a dependent child by reason of the physical or mental incapacity or unemployment of a parent or stepparent liable under this chapter for the support of such child.