WSR 00-10-095

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed May 2, 2000, 3:08 p.m. , effective May 2, 2000 ]

Date of Adoption: May 2, 2000.

Purpose: These amendments 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.

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

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-07-075 on March 14, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: Implementation of federal increase in standards is required to be effective in order to continue receiving federal funds.Effective Date of Rule: May 2, 2000.

May 2, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-11-054, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99)

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

(1) Beginning January 1, ((1999)) 2000, the medically needy income level (MNIL) and MI monthly income standards are as follows:


(a) One person $((527))539
(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 ((meeting)) who meets institutional status requirements is in WAC 388-513-1305(((2)))(3).

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


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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090 and 74.09.575. 99-11-054, 388-478-0070, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99. 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.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-11-054, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99)

WAC 388-478-0080
SSI-related 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)) 2000, the CNIL monthly income standards are as follows:


Area 1 Area 2
(a) Single person $((527.00))539.00 $((506.55))518.55
(b) A legally married couple who are both eligible
$((772.00))790.00 $((751.00))769.00

(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, 74.04.057, 74.08.090 and 74.09.575. 99-11-054, 388-478-0080, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99. 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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