WSR 03-23-116

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed November 18, 2003, 4:11 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 14, 2003.

Purpose: The amended rule is an annual change in need standard actual living costs. This process is required by state law (RCW 74.04.770) to establish, on an annual basis, standards of need for cash assistance programs.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.770, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-19-070 on September 12, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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 14, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3299.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-23-029, filed 11/12/02, effective 12/1/02)

WAC 388-478-0015   Need standards for cash assistance.   The need standards for cash assistance units are:

(1) For assistance units with obligation to pay shelter costs:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $ ((944)) 1,036
2 ((1,194)) 1,311
3 ((1,474)) 1,619
4 ((1,740)) 1,910
5 ((2,005)) 2,202
6 ((2,271)) 2,493
7 ((2,624)) 2,881
8 ((2,905)) 3,189
9 ((3,185)) 3,497
10 or more ((3,465)) 3,804

(2) For assistance units with shelter provided at no cost:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $ ((492)) 511
2 ((623)) 647
3 ((769)) 799
4 ((907)) 943
5 ((1,046)) 1,086
6 ((1,184)) 1,230
7 ((1,369)) 1,422
8 ((1,515)) 1,574
9 ((1,661)) 1,725
10 or more ((1,807)) 1,877

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.510, and 74.04.770. 02-23-029, 388-478-0015, filed 11/12/02, effective 12/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.200. 01-11-108, 388-478-0015, filed 5/21/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.200. 99-04-056, 388-478-0015, filed 1/29/99, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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