SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed December 18, 1998, 9:49 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: December 18, 1998.
Purpose: To publish the new income eligibility standards for food assistance.
The new standards are the basis upon which food stamps allotment will be issued.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0060.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.
Reasons for this Finding: A second emergency filing is needed to meet the rule development and filing deadlines for regular adoption.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
December 18, 1998
Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)
WAC 388-478-0060 Income eligibility standards for food
To be eligible for food assistance,)) (1) When an
assistance unit receives cash benefits (TANF, GA-U, GA-S, etc.)
and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they do not have to meet
the income standard.
(2) All households (assistance units), based on their size,
must have income at or below ((
both the maximum gross and net
monthly income standards)) the limits shown in column B to be
eligible for food assistance, except as follows:
(1) Assistance units with an elderly or disabled member
must have income at or below only the maximum net monthly income
standard. (2) Assistance units in which all members are receiving cash
assistance or SSI do not have to meet the maximum gross or net
monthly income standards)) (a) Column C is to be used when an
assistance unit includes a person sixty years or older, or with
(b) Column E is to be used when determining separate household status for an elderly person and a person with permanent disability, as described in WAC 388-408-0035 (1)(d).
|Column B Maximum Gross Monthly Income||Column C Maximum Net Monthly Income||Column D Maximum Allotment||Column E
165% of Poverty Level
|1||$ 873||$ 671||$125||$1,107|
|Each Additional Member||.+304||.+234||.+94||.+385|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-478-0060, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.