WSR 97-11-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[Filed May 21, 1997, 11:15 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Allowing the waiver of retroactive case overpayments for temporary assistance to needy families who timely report a change in recurrent income.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050; federal and state welfare reform changes.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This will make it more beneficial for TANF recipients to enter the work force.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Internal (management) and external (field staff) review process whereby draft material is distributed for review and comment. All comments are taken into consideration before the final rule is issued. The department involves all interested persons in drafting the rule. Those who wish to participate in the drafting process may contact the Department of Social and Health Services at the address listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Virginia Paynter, WorkFirst Division, P.O. Box 45480, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail dshsmail:internet:("payntvh@dshs.wa.gov").

May 21, 1997

Merry A. Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office