WSR 99-01-112

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.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

SHS-2495.2

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



WAC 388-478-0060  Income eligibility standards for food assistance. ((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 disabilities;

(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).



((EFFECTIVE 10-1-97))
((Household Size)) ((Maximum Gross Monthly Income)) ((Maximum Net Monthly Income)) ((165% of the Poverty Level)) ((Maximum Allotment))
((1 $ 855 $ 658 $1,085 $122
2 1,150 885 1,459 224
3 1,445 1,111 1,833 321
4 1,739 1,338 2,207 408
5 2,034 1,565 2,581 485
6 2,329 1,791 2,955 582
7 2,623 2,018 3,329 643
8 2,918 2,245 3,703 735
9 3,213 2,472 4,077 827
10 3,508 2,699 4,451 919
Each Additional Member .+295 .+227 .+374 .+92 ))


EFFECTIVE 10-1-98
Column A

Household Size

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
2 1,176 905 230 1,492
3 1,479 1,138 329 1,877
4 1,783 1,371 419 2,262
5 2,086 1,605 497 2,647
6 2,389 1,838 597 3,032
7 2,693 2,071 659 3,417
8 2,996 2,305 754 3,802
9 3,300 2,539 848 4,187
10 3,604 2,773 942 4,572
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.

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