WSR 99-05-074

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 17, 1999, 10:37 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: February 17, 1999.

Purpose: To publish the new income eligibility standards for food assistance. The new standards are the basis upon which food stamps allotment will be issued.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0060.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-01-111 on December 18, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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

February 17, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2495.3
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0060
Income eligibility standards for food assistance.

((To be eligible for food assistance,)) (1) When an assistance unit receives cash benefits (TANF, GA-U, GA-S, etc.) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they do not have to meet the income standard.

(2) All households (assistance units), based on their size, must have income at or below ((both the maximum gross and net monthly income standards)) the limits shown in column B to be eligible for food assistance, except as follows:

(((1) Assistance units with an elderly or disabled member must have income at or below only the maximum net monthly income standard.

(2) Assistance units in which all members are receiving cash assistance or SSI do not have to meet the maximum gross or net monthly income standards))

(a) Column C is to be used when an assistance unit includes a person sixty years or older, or with disabilities;

(b) Column E is to be used when determining separate household status for an elderly person and a person with permanent disability, as described in WAC 388-408-0035 (1)(d).

((EFFECTIVE 10-1-97))
((Household Size))((Maximum Gross Monthly Income))((Maximum Net Monthly Income))((165% of the Poverty Level))((Maximum Allotment))
((1$ 855$ 658$1,085$122
21,1508851,459224
31,4451,1111,833321
41,7391,3382,207408
52,0341,5652,581485
62,3291,7912,955582
72,6232,0183,329643
82,9182,2453,703735
93,2132,472 4,077827
103,5082,6994,451919
Each Additional Member+295+227+374+92 ))

EFFECTIVE 10-1-98
Column A

Household Size

Column B Maximum Gross Monthly IncomeColumn C Maximum Net Monthly IncomeColumn D Maximum AllotmentColumn E

165% of Poverty Level

1$ 873$ 671$125$1,107
21,1769052301,492
31,4791,1383291,877
41,7831,3714192,262
52,0861,6054972,647
62,3891,8385973,032
72,6932,0716593,417
82,9962,3057543,802
93,3002,539 8484,187
103,6042,7739424,572
Each Additional Member+304+234+94+385

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090.  98-16-044, 388-478-0060, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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