|Passed by the House February 17, 2014|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate March 13, 2014
President of the Senate
I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 2585 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||63rd Legislature||2014 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/21/14. Referred to Committee on Early Learning & Human Services.
AN ACT Relating to income eligibility for temporary assistance for needy families benefits for a child; and amending RCW 74.12.037.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1 RCW 74.12.037 and 2011 1st sp.s. c 42 s 4 are each amended
to read as follows:
(1) The department shall adopt rules((
, effective November 1,
2011,)) establishing income eligibility for temporary assistance for
needy families benefits for a child, other than a foster child, who
lives with a caregiver other than his or her parents. The department
shall establish a sliding scale benefit standard for a child when the
income of the child's caregiver is above two hundred percent but below
three hundred percent of the federal poverty level based on family
size. A caregiver with an income above three hundred percent of the
federal poverty level shall not be eligible for temporary assistance
for needy families benefits for a child, not a foster child, who is
residing with that caregiver.
(2)(a) For purposes of this section, the department may, by rule, exempt fifty percent of a caregiver's unearned income in determining eligibility and benefit standards. This is in addition to other exemptions authorized by law.
(b) For purposes of this subsection, "unearned income" means income received from a source other than employment or self-employment.