WSR 99-04-056

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed January 29, 1999, 10:38 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: January 29, 1999.

Purpose: Updates the need standard which the department uses to determine eligibility for various public assistance programs.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.200.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-01-029 on December 8, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

January 29, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2488.3
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0015
Need standards for cash assistance ((need standards)).

(((1))) The ((cash assistance)) need standards ((())and one hundred eighty-five percent of the need standards(())) for cash assistance units ((with obligations to pay shelter costs)) are:

(1) For assistance units with obligation to pay shelter costs:


Assistance Unit SizeNeed Standard185% of NeedAssistance Unit SizeNeed Standard185% of Need
1$ ((795)) 797$((1,471)) 1,4746$((1,914)) 1,918$((3,540)) 3,549
2((1,005)) 1,008 ((1,860)) 1,8647 ((2,210)) 2,215 ((4,088)) 4,098
3 ((1,244)) 1,247 ((2,302)) 2,3078 ((2,446)) 2,452 ((4,525)) 4,536
4 ((1,463)) 1,467 ((2,707)) 2,7149 ((2,686)) 2,693 ((4,969)) 4,982
5 ((1,686)) 1,690 ((3,119)) 3,12710 or more ((2,919)) 2,926 ((5,400)) 5,413

(2) ((The cash assistance need standards (and one hundred eighty-five percent of the need standards))) For assistance units with shelter provided at no cost ((are)):


Assistance Unit SizeNeed Standard185% of NeedAssistance Unit SizeNeed Standard185% of Need
1$ ((478)) 480$ ((884)) 8886$((1,152)) 1,156$((2,131)) 2,138
2 ((605)) 607 ((1,119)) 1,1227 ((1,332)) 1,335 ((2,460)) 2,469
3 ((749)) 752((1,386)) 1,3918 ((1,472)) 1,478 ((2,723)) 2,734
4 ((880)) 884((1,628)) 1,6359 ((1,617)) 1,623(( 2,991)) 3,002
5 ((1,014)) 1,019((1,876)) 1,88510 or more(( 1,757)) 1,764 ((3,250)) 3,263

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090.  98-16-044, 388-478-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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