WSR 04-16-107

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed August 3, 2004, 4:35 p.m. , effective September 3, 2004 ]


Purpose: The department has amended WAC 388-478-0080 to update the categorically needy income level (CNIL), SSI-related standards based on a federal increase, and to include the SSI standards since they were removed from WAC 388-478-0055.

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

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

Other Authority: RCW 74.09.500, 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-13-134 on June 22, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 3, 2004.

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3224.5
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-10-116, filed 4/30/02, effective 5/31/02)

WAC 388-478-0080   Supplemental security income (SSI) standards; SSI-related categorically needy income level (CNIL); and countable resource standards.   (1) The SSI payment standards, also known as the federal benefit rate (FBR), beginning January 1, 2004 are:

(a) Living alone (in own home or alternate care, does not include nursing homes or medical situations)


Individual $564
Individual with an ineligible spouse $564
Couple $846
(b) Shared living (in the home of another)


Individual $376
Individual with an ineligible spouse $376
Couple $564
(c) Living in an institution


Individual $30
(2) See WAC 388-478-0055 for the amount of the state supplemental payments (SSP) for SSI recipients.

(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 $((550.45 )) 564.00
(b) ((A legally married couple who are both eligible))
(($836.90)) (($817.00 ))
Married couple - both eligible 846.00 846.00
(c) Supplied shelter -single person (($367.05 )) 376.00 (($367.05 )) 376.00
(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.]

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