WSR 03-24-055

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 1, 2003, 10:43 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-20-021.

Title of Rule: WAC 388-436-0015 Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP).

Purpose: Correcting a typographical error by changing the reference listed in subsection (2) - WAC 388-468-0010 to WAC 388-468-0005.

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

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.

Summary: Correcting typographical error in WAC 388-436-0015(2).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Use of correct reference in WAC.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Patti Clark, 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, (360) 413-3084.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Rule: WAC 388-436-0015 Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP).

Purpose and Effect: See Purpose, Summary, and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose, Summary, and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposed rule does not have an economic impact on small businesses, it only affects DSHS clients.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. These amendments are exempt as allowed under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii) which states in-part, "[t]his section does not apply to....rules of the department of social and health services relating only to client medical or financial eligibility and rules concerning liability for care of dependents."

Hearing Location: Blake Office Park (behind Goodyear Courtesy Tire), 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Rose Room, Lacey, WA 98503, on January 6, 2004, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by January 2, 2004, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail FernAX@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, mail to P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, deliver to 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail fernaax@dshs.wa.gov, by 5:00 p.m., January 6, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than January 7, 2004.

November 25, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3350.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-436-0015   Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP).   (1) CEAP is available to the following persons:

(a) A pregnant woman in any stage of pregnancy; or

(b) Families with dependent children.

(2) Applicants must be residents of Washington state as defined in WAC ((388-468-0010)) 388-468-0005.

(3) Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for emergency funds for one or more of the following basic requirements:

(a) Food;

(b) Shelter;

(c) Clothing;

(d) Minor medical care;

(e) Utilities;

(f) Household maintenance supplies;

(g) Necessary clothing or transportation costs to accept or retain a job; or

(h) Transportation for a minor, not in foster care, to a home where care will be provided by family members or approved caretakers.

(4) Payment under this program is limited to not more than thirty consecutive days within a period of twelve consecutive months.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-436-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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