WSR 99-11-054

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 17, 1999, 2:44 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 17, 1999.

Purpose: To implement the increased federal standards for the one-person medically needy income level, for the medically indigent program, and the SSI-related categorically needy income level. It has also been rewritten in order to comply with the principles of Executive Order 97-02.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0070 and 388-478-0080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.575.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-08-118 on April 7, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

May 17, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2518.4
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0070
Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN) and medically indigent (((MN and)) MI) programs.

(1) Beginning January 1, ((1998)) 1999, the medically needy income level (MNIL) and MI monthly income standards ((to be applied to a medical assistance unit)) are as follows:


(a) One person$((521)) 527
(b) Two persons$592
(c) Three persons$667
(d) Four persons$742
(e) Five persons$858
(f) Six persons$975
(g) Seven persons$1,125
(h) Eight persons$1,242
(i) Nine persons$1,358
(j) Ten persons and more$1,483

(2) The MNIL standard for a person((s)) meeting ((the)) institutional status requirements ((of chapter 388-513 WAC, a special MNIL is used. That standard)) is in WAC 388-513-1305(2).

(3) ((The MN and MI program)) Countable resource standards for the MN and MI programs are:


(a) One person$2,000
(b) A legally married couple$3,000
(c) For each additional family member add$50

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090.  98-16-044, 388-478-0070, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-507-0710, 388-507-0720, 388-511-1115, 388-518-1820, 388-518-1830, 388-518-1840 and 388-518-1850.]

2524.4
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0080
SSI-related ((CNIL medical monthly income)) categorically needy income level (CNIL) and countable resource standards.

(1) The SSI-related CNIL standard is the same as the SSI monthly payment standard based upon the area of the state where the person lives. Area 1 is defined as the following counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Kitsap. Area 2 is all other counties. Beginning January 1, 1999, the CNIL monthly income standards are as follows:


Area 1Area 2
(a) Single person$((521.00))

527.00

$((500.55))

506.55

(b) A legally married couple who are both eligible
$((762.00))

772.00

$((741.00))

751.00

(2) The countable resource standards for the SSI-related CN medical program are:


(a) One person$2,000
(b) A legally married couple$3,000

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090.  98-16-044, 388-478-0080, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-511-1110.]

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