WSR 99-01-029

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

(Economic Services Administration)

[Filed December 8, 1998, 2:42 p.m.]



Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 98-17-081.

Title of Rule: Need standards for cash assistance, WAC 388-478-0015.

Purpose: Updates the standards of need to reflect the most current standard.

Other Identifying Information: These standards are used to determine eligibility for various public assistance programs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.200, 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.200.

Summary: Updates the needs standards used by the department to determine eligibility for various public assistance programs.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Betty Brinkman, Lacey Government Center, Lacey, (360) 413-3091.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The need standard is used to determine eligibility for various public assistance programs. It is updated to reflect the change in the cost of living.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Updates the need standard used to determine eligibility for various public assistance programs.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This rules does not fit the definition of significant legislative rule.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on January 26, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by January 15, 1999, phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail pwall@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 902-8292, by January 26, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 29, 1999.

December 3, 1998

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

SHS-2488.3

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)



WAC 388-478-0015  Need standards for cash assistance ((need standards)). (((1))) The ((cash assistance)) need standards ((())and one hundred eighty-five percent of the need standards(())) for cash assistance units ((with obligations to pay shelter costs)) are:

(1) For assistance units with obligation to pay shelter costs:



Assistance Unit Size Need Standard 185% of Need Assistance Unit Size Need Standard 185% of Need
1 $ ((795)) 797 $((1,471)) 1,474 6 $((1,914)) 1,918 $((3,540)) 3,549
2 ((1,005)) 1,008 ((1,860)) 1,864 7 ((2,210)) 2,215 ((4,088)) 4,098
3 ((1,244)) 1,247 ((2,302)) 2,307 8 ((2,446)) 2,452 ((4,525)) 4,536
4 ((1,463)) 1,467 ((2,707)) 2,714 9 ((2,686)) 2,693 ((4,969)) 4,982
5 ((1,686)) 1,690 ((3,119)) 3,127 10 or more ((2,919)) 2,926 ((5,400)) 5,413


(2) ((The cash assistance need standards (and one hundred eighty-five percent of the need standards))) For assistance units with shelter provided at no cost ((are)):



Assistance Unit Size Need Standard 185% of Need Assistance Unit Size Need Standard 185% of Need
1 $ ((478)) 480 $ ((884)) 888 6 $((1,152)) 1,156 $((2,131)) 2,138
2 ((605)) 607 ((1,119)) 1,122 7 ((1,332)) 1,335 ((2,460)) 2,469
3 ((749)) 752 ((1,386)) 1,391 8 ((1,472)) 1,478 ((2,723)) 2,734
4 ((880)) 884 ((1,628)) 1,635 9 ((1,617)) 1,623 (( 2,991)) 3,002
5 ((1,014)) 1,019 ((1,876)) 1,885 10 or more (( 1,757)) 1,764 ((3,250)) 3,263



[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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