WSR 04-03-051

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed January 15, 2004, 4:16 p.m. ]


Date Adopted: January 8, 2004.

Purpose: This change is necessary because the dependent care maximum deductions were listed under the wrong age group in error. The deduction for children two years of age and under is more than the deduction for children over two years of age. This rule is to correct this error.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-450-0170.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-23-111 on November 18, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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

January 8, 2004

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3321.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-17-030, filed 8/12/02, effective 9/12/02)

WAC 388-450-0170   TANF/SFA earned income incentive and deduction.   This section applies to TANF/SFA, RCA, and medical programs for children, pregnant women, and families except as specified under WAC 388-450-0210.

(1) If a client works, the department only counts some of the income to determine eligibility and benefit level.

(2) We only count fifty percent of your monthly gross earned income. We do this to encourage you to work.

(3) If you pay for care before we approve your benefits, we subtract the amount you pay for those dependent children or incapacitated adults who get cash assistance with you.

(a) The amount we subtract is:

(i) Prorated according to the date you are eligible for benefits;

(ii) Cannot be more than your gross monthly income; and

(iii) Cannot exceed the following for each dependent child or incapacitated adult:


Dependent Care Maximum Deductions
Hours Worked Per Month Child ((Under)) Two Years of Age & Under Child Over Two Years of Age or Incapacitated Adult
0 - 40 $ ((43.75)) 50.00 $ ((50.00)) 43.75
41 - 80 $ ((87.50)) 100.00 $ ((100.00)) 87.50
81 - 120 $ ((131.25)) 150.00 $ ((150.00)) 131.25
121 or More $ ((175.00)) 200.00 $ ((200.00)) 175.00

(b) In order to get this deduction:

(i) The person providing the care must be someone other than the parent or stepparent of the child or incapacitated adult; and

(ii) You must verify the expense.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.09.080, and 74.09.415. 02-17-030, 388-450-0170, filed 8/12/02, effective 9/12/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-450-0170, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]