WSR 05-02-067

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed January 4, 2005, 11:00 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 388-827 WAC, State supplementary payment program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of these rules is to expand the population eligible to receive the state supplementary payment (SSP) administered by the Division of Developmental Disabilities to include supplemental security income (SSI) recipients who are under age eighteen at the time of their initial comprehensive assessment and reporting evaluation (CARE) assessment and received Medicaid personal care between September 2003 and August 2004. These amendments also limit the receipt of SSP to certain individuals who received SSI prior to June 30, 2003, and limits the amount of SSP to former family support recipients to the rate in effect at the time the funding source was converted to SSP. State agencies affected include DSHS Aging and Disability Services Administration and Economic Services Administration.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The federal Social Security Administration (SSA) is responsible for approval of plans for state's that administer the state supplementary payment program. The state has requested approval from SSA to expand the SSP eligible population.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes public participation in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent. Draft material and information about how to participate may be obtained from the department representative listed below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail BRINKSC@DSHS.WA.GOV.

January 3, 2005

Brian H. Lindgren, Administrator

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office