SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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 Unit2495.3
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
(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).
|Column B Maximum Gross Monthly Income||Column C Maximum Net Monthly Income||Column D Maximum Allotment||Column E|
165% of Poverty Level
|1||$ 873||$ 671||$125||$1,107|
|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.]