WSR 05-02-015

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 27, 2004, 1:40 p.m. , effective January 27, 2005 ]


Purpose: To amend WAC 388-412-0005 General information about your cash benefits, in order to clarify the rule regarding receiving duplicate assistance in two assistance units or two states in the same month for the cash assistance.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-412-0005.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-17-116 on August 17, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: December 21, 2004.

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3447.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-054, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01)

WAC 388-412-0005   General information about your cash benefits.   (1) Each separate cash assistance unit (AU) gets a separate benefit amount. If several AUs live in the same house, each AU gets a separate benefit amount.

(2) You cannot receive the same type of benefits in:

(a) Two states in the same month;

(b) Two AUs in the same month; unless

(c) You left the AU to live in a shelter for battered women and children. See WAC 388-408-0045.

(3) If you are married and both you and your spouse get general assistance, you and your spouse are one AU.

(((3))) (4) Your grant is rounded down to the next whole dollar amount unless:

(a) You get a clothing and personal incidental (CPI) allowance; or

(b) Your benefits are reduced to pay an overpayment.

(((4))) (5) We do not issue any cash benefits if you are eligible for less than ten dollars unless:

(a) You get a CPI allowance;

(b) Your benefits are reduced to pay an overpayment; or

(c) You get Supplemental Social Security (SSI) interim assistance payments.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510 and 74.08.090. 01-18-054, 388-412-0005, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01; 99-16-024, 388-412-0005, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and S. 825, Public Law 104-193, Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. 99-02-039, 388-412-0005, filed 12/31/98, effective 1/31/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-412-0005, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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