WSR 05-06-090

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Medical Assistance Administration)

[ Filed March 1, 2005, 4:21 p.m. , effective April 1, 2005 ]


Purpose: The department has amended WAC 388-478-0070 and 388-478-0080 to update the medically needy income level (MNIL) and the categorically needy income level (CNIL) based on a federal increase.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0070 and 388-478-0080.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.09.500.

Other Authority: 42 U.S.C. 9902(2).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-02-091 on January 5, 2005.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Editorial changes only.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: February 23, 2005.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-10-116, filed 4/30/02, effective 5/31/02)

WAC 388-478-0070   Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN) ((and medically indigent (MI) programs)).   (1) Beginning January 1, ((2002)) 2005, the medically needy income level (MNIL) ((and MI monthly income standards are as follows)) is:


(a) One person $((571.00)) 579.00
(b) Two persons $592
(c) Three persons $667
(d) Four persons $742
(e) Five persons $858
(f) Six persons $975
(g) Seven persons $1,125
(h) Eight persons $1,242
(i) Nine persons $1,358
(j) Ten persons and more $1,483

(2) The MNIL standard for a person who meets institutional status requirements is in WAC 388-513-1305(3).

(3) Countable resource standards for the MN ((and MI)) program((s are)) is:


(a) One person $2,000
(b) Two persons $3,000
(c) For each additional family member add $50

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5. 02-10-116, 388-478-0070, filed 4/30/02, effective 5/31/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and Section 1924 (42 U.S.C. 1396R-5). 01-12-073, 388-478-0070, filed 6/4/01, effective 7/5/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.09.575. 00-10-095, 388-478-0070, filed 5/2/00, effective 5/2/00; 99-11-054, 388-478-0070, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0070, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-507-0710, 388-507-0720, 388-511-1115, 388-518-1820, 388-518-1830, 388-518-1840 and 388-518-1850.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-16-107, filed 8/3/04, effective 9/3/04)

WAC 388-478-0080   Supplemental security income (SSI) standards; SSI-related categorically needy income level (CNIL); and countable resource standards.   (1) The SSI payment standards, also known as the federal benefit rate (FBR), beginning January 1, ((2004)) 2005 are:

(a) Living alone (in own home or alternate care, does not include nursing homes or medical situations)


Individual $((564)) 579
Individual with an ineligible spouse $((564)) 579
Couple $((846)) 869
(b) Shared living (in the home of another)


Individual $((376)) 386
Individual with an ineligible spouse $((376)) 386
Couple $((564)) 579
(c) Living in an institution


Individual $30
(2) See WAC 388-478-0055 for the amount of the state supplemental payments (SSP) for SSI recipients.

(3) ((The SSI-related CNIL standard varies in area 1 and area 2 for a single person. Area 1 is defined as the following counties: King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Kitsap. All other counties are area 2.)) The SSI-related CNIL standards are:


((Area 1)) ((Area 2))
(a) Single person $((570.90)) 579.00 (($564.00))
(b) Married couple - both eligible ((846.00)) 869.00 ((846.00))
(c) Supplied shelter - single person ((376.00)) 386.00 ((376.00))
(d) Supplied shelter couple - both eligible ((564.00)) 579.00 ((564.00))

(4) The countable resource standards for SSI and SSI-related CN medical programs are:


(a) One person $2,000
(b) A legally married couple $3,000

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 42 U.S.C. 9902(2). 04-16-107, 388-478-0080, filed 8/3/04, effective 9/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 42 U.S.C. 1396r-5. 02-10-116, 388-478-0080, filed 4/30/02, effective 5/31/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and Section 1924 (42 U.S.C. 1396R-5). 01-12-073, 388-478-0080, filed 6/4/01, effective 7/5/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.09.575. 00-10-095, 388-478-0080, filed 5/2/00, effective 5/2/00; 99-11-054, 388-478-0080, filed 5/17/99, effective 6/17/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0080, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-511-1110.]

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