WSR 08-16-105

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 5, 2008, 9:42 a.m. , effective September 5, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: This change will amend WAC 388-478-0020 and 388-478-0035 to bring the cash payment standards and the maximum earned income limits into compliance with ESHB 2687, section 207 (1)(e) requiring a 3% increase in the payment standards for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), state family assistance (SFA) and refugee cash assistance (RCA).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0020 and 388-478-0035.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055.

Other Authority: ESHB 2687, section 207 (1)(e).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-13-045 on June 12, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 1, 2008.

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

3963.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0020   Payment standards for TANF, SFA, ((GA-S, GA-H)) and RCA.   (1) The payment standards for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), state family assistance (SFA), ((general assistance for pregnant women (GA-S), general assistance for children (GA-H))) and refugee cash assistance (RCA) assistance units with obligations to pay shelter costs are:


Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard
1 $((349))

359

6 $ ((841))

866

2 ((440))

453

7 ((971))

1,000

3 ((546))

562

8 ((1,075))

1,107

4 ((642))

661

9 ((1,180))

1,215

5 ((740))

762

10 or more ((1,283))

1,321


(2) The payment standards for TANF, SFA, ((GA-S, GA-H)) and RCA assistance units with shelter provided at no cost are:


Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard
1 $((212)) 218 6 $ ((511))

526

2 ((268))

276

7 ((591))

608

3 ((332))

341

8 ((654))

673

4 ((391))

402

9 ((718))

739

5 ((451))

464

10 or more ((780))

803

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0020, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-507-0710.]


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

WAC 388-478-0035   Maximum earned income limits for TANF, ((and)) SFA and RCA.   To be eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), ((or)) state family assistance (SFA), or refugee cash assistance (RCA), a family's gross earned income must be below the following levels:


Number of Family Members Maximum Earned Income Level Number of Family Members Maximum Earned Income Level
1 $ ((698))

718

6 $((1,682))

1,732

2 ((880))

906

7 ((1,942))

2,000

3 ((1,092))

1,124

8 ((2,150))

2,214

4 ((1,284))

1,322

9 ((2,360))

2,430

5 ((1,480))

1,524

10 or more ((2,566))

2,642

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0035, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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