PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-450-0015 What types of income are not used when figuring out my benefits?, the Division of Employment and Assistance Programs is making this change needed according to requirements under federal law 38 U.S.C. Chapter 18 and regulations 38 C.F.R. Part 3 requiring the temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) program not to count veterans administration benefits paid to families with children of Vietnam veterans who have a birth defect(s) when determining the family's TANF eligibility and amount of benefit.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.055 and 74.04.057; 38 U.S.C. Chapter 18; 38 C.F.R. Part 3.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: See Subject of Possible Rule Making above.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing these rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file the proposed rule with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Patti Clark, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Lacey Government Center, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 413-3084, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2, 2003
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit