WSR 97-14-081

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

(Public Assistance)

[Filed July 1, 1997, 11:55 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-235 WAC, General assistance--Unemployable, WAC 388-235-6000 Duration of assistance based on incapacity, 388-215-8000 Redetermination of financial eligibility, and 388-215-8100 Redetermination of incapacity.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.057.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rules are needed in order for the Department of Social and Health Services to determine eligibility and provide general assistance unemployable (GA-U) benefits to legal immigrants who have been terminated from the Social Security supplemental security income (SSI) program under Public Law 104-193 (1997).

Process for Developing New Rule: Anyone interested in participating in the development of these rules is encouraged to contact Kay Hanvey at the address below. Draft rules will be sent to staff for regular departmental review and to any interested person upon request. The Department of Social and Health Services will take all comments into consideration before adopting final rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. If you would like to participate in the review, contact Kay Hanvey, Program Manager, Adult Program Support Services, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3100, FAX (360) 413-3495, e-mail HANVEYKL@DSHS.WA.GOV.

June 30, 1997

Merry Kogut, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office