SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)
Date of Adoption: May 5, 2004.
Purpose: To update the categorically needy income level (CNIL) SSI-related standards based on a change in federal rules. This rule will now include the SSI standards since these are being removed from WAC 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my supplemental security income (SSI) and state supplemental payments (SSP)? This rule was first adopted on an emergency basis effective January 1, 2004, under WSR 04-02-012.
Also removing the information for essential spouses since we no longer have any in Washington state.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0080.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.530.
Other Authority: Section 1924 of the Social Security Act (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: Under Section 1924 of the Social Security Act and as directed by the Federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, the department must continue these new standards that have been in effect since January 1, 2004. The department has filed a notice of intent to adopt the emergency rule as permanent, and is in the process of developing the draft rule, which will be reviewed by interested public stakeholders.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
May 5, 2004
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3224.4
(a) Living alone (in own home or alternate care, does not include nursing homes or medical situations)
|Individual with an ineligible spouse||$564|
|Individual with an ineligible spouse||$376|
(3) The SSI-related CNIL standard ((
is the same as the
SSI monthly payment standard based upon the area of the state
where the person lives)) varies in area 1 and area 2 for a
single person. Area 1 is defined as the following counties:
King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Kitsap. (( Area 2 is))
All other counties(( . Beginning January 1, 2002, the CNIL
monthly income standards are as follows)) are area 2. The
SSI-related CNIL standards are:
|Area 1||Area 2|
|(a) Single person||$570.90||$((
|Married couple - both eligible||846.00||846.00|
|(c) Supplied shelter -single person||((
|(d) Supplied shelter couple - both eligible||564.00||564.00|
(2))) (4) The countable resource standards for (( the))
SSI and SSI-related CN medical (( program)) programs are:
|(a) One person||$2,000|
|(b) A legally married couple||$3,000|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5. 02-10-116, § 388-478-0080, filed 4/30/02, effective 5/31/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and Section 1924 (42 U.S.C. 1396R-5). 01-12-073, § 388-478-0080, filed 6/4/01, effective 7/5/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.09.575. 00-10-095, § 388-478-0080, filed 5/2/00, effective 5/2/00; 99-11-054, § 388-478-0080, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99. 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.]