SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Purpose: To amend WAC 388-400-0030 Refugee cash assistance -- Summary of eligibility requirements, related to eligibility requirements for refugee cash assistance. This rule provides a summary of requirements for the refugee cash assistance program. The changes to this rule are necessary to add a reference to reporting requirements for cash programs.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-400-0030.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-15-054 on July 13, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 15, 2004.
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3439.1
(a) Provide the name of the voluntary agency (VOLAG) which resettled you;
(b) Meet the immigration status requirements of WAC 388-466-0005;
(c) Meet employment and training requirements of WAC 388-466-0150; ((
(d) Meet income and resource requirements of WAC 388-466-0140; and
(e) Report changes of circumstances as required under WAC 388-418-0005.
(2) You are not eligible to receive RCA if you:
(a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income;
(b) Have been denied TANF or have been terminated from TANF due to intentional noncompliance with TANF eligibility requirements; or
(c) Are a full-time student in an institution of higher education.
(3) We determine your eligibility and benefit level for RCA using the TANF payment standards under WAC 388-478-0020.
(4) If you are eligible for RCA you may also be eligible for additional requirements for emergent needs under WAC 388-436-0002.
(5) If you meet the requirements of this section you are eligible for refugee cash assistance only during the eight-month period beginning in the first month you entered the United States (WAC 388-466-0120).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.08A.320, and 7 C.F.R. § 400.65, § 400.66, § 400.67, § 400.68, and § 400.69. 02-09-051, § 388-400-0030, filed 4/12/02, effective 5/13/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. 01-06-031, § 388-400-0030, filed 3/2/01, effective 4/1/01; 98-16-044, § 388-400-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]