WSR 04-19-135

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 21, 2004, 4:19 p.m. , effective October 22, 2004 ]


Purpose: To amend WAC 388-400-0030 Refugee cash assistance -- Summary of eligibility requirements, related to eligibility requirements for refugee cash assistance. This rule provides a summary of requirements for the refugee cash assistance program. The changes to this rule are necessary to add a reference to reporting requirements for cash programs.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-400-0030.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-15-054 on July 13, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 15, 2004.

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3439.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-09-051, filed 4/12/02, effective 5/13/02)

WAC 388-400-0030   Who is eligible for refugee cash assistance(( -- Summary of eligibility requirements.))?    (1) To be eligible for refugee cash assistance (RCA), you must:

(a) Provide the name of the voluntary agency (VOLAG) which resettled you;

(b) Meet the immigration status requirements of WAC 388-466-0005;

(c) Meet employment and training requirements of WAC 388-466-0150; ((and))

(d) Meet income and resource requirements of WAC 388-466-0140; and

(e) Report changes of circumstances as required under WAC 388-418-0005.

(2) You are not eligible to receive RCA if you:

(a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income;

(b) Have been denied TANF or have been terminated from TANF due to intentional noncompliance with TANF eligibility requirements; or

(c) Are a full-time student in an institution of higher education.

(3) We determine your eligibility and benefit level for RCA using the TANF payment standards under WAC 388-478-0020.

(4) If you are eligible for RCA you may also be eligible for additional requirements for emergent needs under WAC 388-436-0002.

(5) If you meet the requirements of this section you are eligible for refugee cash assistance only during the eight-month period beginning in the first month you entered the United States (WAC 388-466-0120).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.08A.320, and 7 C.F.R. 400.65, 400.66, 400.67, 400.68, and 400.69. 02-09-051, 388-400-0030, filed 4/12/02, effective 5/13/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. 01-06-031, 388-400-0030, filed 3/2/01, effective 4/1/01; 98-16-044, 388-400-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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