WSR 97-09-030

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

(Public Assistance)

[Filed April 10, 1997, 11:24 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: April 10, 1997.

Purpose: Federal regulations no longer mandate that a certification period can only be up to six months for households consisting of a parent and minor child that was granted separate household status.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-49-160 Certification periods.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.510, 7 CFR 273.10 (f)(2).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-06-098 on March 4, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

April 10, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 3987, filed 6/28/96, effective 8/1/96)

WAC 388-49-160 Certification periods. The department shall certify households:

(1) Receiving assistance to coincide with the assistance review or to the end of the assistance period, whichever is earlier;

(2) Consisting of migrants up to three months;

(3) Without earned income in which all members are disabled or all members are disabled or elderly for up to twelve months;

(4) Without earned income in which all members are elderly for up to twenty-four months;

(5) With little likelihood of change for six months;

(6) Reporting monthly with earned income for up to twelve months;

(7) Reporting monthly with recent work history for up to six months((.)); and

(8) ((Consisting of an individual with a minor child living with the individual's parent or sibling and purchasing and preparing food separately per WAC 388-49-190 (1)(e) up to six months; and

(9))) All other households for up to three months.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and 7 CFR 273.10 (f)(2). 96-14-074 (Order 3987), 388-49-160, filed 6/28/96, effective 8/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and Waiver to 7 CFR 273.10 (f)(6). 95-06-030 (Order 3841), 388-49-160, filed 2/22/95, effective 4/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050. 88-02-031 (Order 2575), 388-49-160, filed 12/31/87.]

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