WSR 04-05-012

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 6, 2004, 4:38 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 3, 2004.

Purpose: The amended rule is to correct a typographical error by changing the reference listed in subsection (2)(b) from RCW 26.26.040 to chapter 26.26 RCW.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-454-0010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-24-056 on December 1, 2004, and continued as WSR 04-03-010F on January 9, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: Thirty-one days after filing.

February 3, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3346.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-03-121, filed 1/22/01, effective 3/1/01)

WAC 388-454-0010   Do I have to be related to a child in order to get TANF or SFA for the child?   To get TANF or SFA, a child must live with a parent, other relative, court-ordered guardian, court-ordered custodian, or other adult acting in loco parentis.

(1) We consider the following people as parents for TANF and SFA:

(a) The child's natural or adoptive parent; or

(b) A stepparent who is legally obligated to support the child.

(2) We consider a man as a child's natural father if the relationship is:

(a) Made under a judgment or order under RCW 26.26.130 that set the relationship between the parent and child; or

(b) Presumed under the Uniform Parentage Act (chapter 26.26 RCW ((26.26.040))).

(3) When a child lives with a relative, the relative must be one of the following relationships to the child in order for that child to be eligible for TANF or SFA:

(a) The following blood relatives (including relatives of half blood) or their spouses: Siblings, first cousins (including first cousins once removed), nephews and nieces, and persons of earlier generations (including aunts, uncles and grandparents) as shown by the prefixes of great, great-great, or great-great-great;

(b) A natural parent whose parental rights were terminated by a court order;

(c) A stepparent who no longer has to support the child because:

(i) The child's natural or adoptive parent died; or

(ii) Divorce or dissolution ended the marriage between the stepparent and the child's natural or adoptive parent.

(d) A step sibling even if the marriage between the step sibling's parent and the child's natural or adoptive parent ended by death, divorce or dissolution.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1. 01-03-121, 388-454-0010, filed 1/22/01, effective 3/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-454-0010, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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