WSR 99-01-162

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[Filed December 23, 1998, 10:38 a.m., effective January 1, 1999]



Date of Adoption: December 23, 1998.

Purpose: To adopt new one-person standard for the medically needy standard, effective January 1, 1999.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0070 and 388-478-0080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Other Authority: Section 1924 (42 U.S.C. 1396R-5).

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: Implementation of federal increase in standards is required to be effective January 1, 1999, in order to continue receiving federal funds.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.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: January 1, 1999.

December 23, 1998

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

SHS-2518.2

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



WAC 388-478-0070  Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy and medically indigent (MN and MI) programs. (1) Beginning January 1, ((1998)) 1999, the medically needy income level (MNIL) and MI standards ((to be applied to a medical assistance unit)) are as follows:



(a) One person $((521)) 527
(b) Two persons $592
(c) Three persons $667
(d) Four persons $742
(e) Five persons $858
(f) Six persons $975
(g) Seven persons $1,125
(h) Eight persons $1,242
(i) Nine persons $1,358
(j) Ten persons and more $1,483


(2) ((For persons meeting the institutional status requirements of chapter 388-513 WAC, a special MNIL is used. That)) The MNIL standard for a person meeting institutional status requirements is in WAC 388-513-1305(2).

(3) ((The MN and MI program)) Countable resource standards for the MN and MI programs are:



(a) One person $2,000
(b) A legally married couple $3,000
(c) For each additional family member add $50




[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0070, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-507-0710, 388-507-0720, 388-511-1115, 388-518-1820, 388-518-1830, 388-518-1840 and 388-518-1850.]

SHS-2524.1

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



WAC 388-478-0080  SSI-related CNIL medical monthly income and countable resource standards. (1) The SSI-related CNIL standard is the same as the SSI payment standard based upon the area of the state where the person lives. Area 1 is defined as the following counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Kitsap. Area 2 is all other counties. The CNIL standards are as follows:



Area 1 Area 2
(a) Single person $((521.00)) 527.00 $((500.55)) 506.55
(b) A legally married couple
both eligible $((762.00)) 772.00 $((741.00)) 751.00


(2) The resource standards for the SSI-related CN medical program are:



(a) One person $2,000
(b) A legally married couple $3,000



[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0080, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-511-1110.]

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