WSR 99-24-053

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Division of Assistance Programs)

[ Filed November 29, 1999, 11:20 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 29, 1999.

Purpose: The federal government requires that income eligibility standards for food assistance programs change every October. The standards are used to determine food assistance benefit levels.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0060 Income eligibility standards for food assistance.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.510.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-20-101 on October 5, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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.

November 29, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer

Manager

2653.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-16-024, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99)

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

(1) When all household members receive cash benefits (TANF, GA-U, GA-S, etc.) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they do not have to meet the income standard.

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

(a) Column C is to be used when a household 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 ((10-1-98)) 10-1-99
Column A

Household Size

Column B

Maximum

Gross Monthly

Income

Column C

Maximum Net

Monthly Income

Column D

Maximum

Allotment

Column E

165% of Poverty

Level

1 $ ((873))

893

$ ((671))

687

$((125))

127

$((1,107))

1,133

2 ((1,176))

1,199

((905))

922

((230))

234

((1,492))

1,521

3 ((1,479))

1,504

((1,138))

1,157

((329))

335

((1,877))

1,909

4 ((1,783))

1,810

((1,371))

1,392

((419))

426

((2,262))

2,297

5 ((2,086))

2,115

((1,605))

1,627

((497))

506

((2,647))

2,684

6 ((2,389))

2,421

((1,838))

1,862

((597))

607

((3,032))

3,072

7 ((2,693))

2,726

((2,071))

2,097

((659))

671

((3,417))

3,460

8 ((2,996))

3,032

((2,305))

2,332

((754))

767

((3,802))

3,848

9 ((3,300))

3,338

((2,539))

2,567

((848))

863

((4,187))

4,236

10 ((3,604))

3,644

((2,773))

2,802

((942))

959

((4,572))

4,624

Each Additional Member +((304))

306

+((234))

235

+((94))

96

+((385))

388

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510.  99-16-024, 388-478-0060, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99.  Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090.  99-05-074, 388-478-0060, filed 2/17/99, effective 3/20/99.  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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