PERMANENT RULESDEPARTMENT OF
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES[
Filed May 9, 2005,
, effective June 9, 2005
Effective Date of Rule:
Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is adopting a new subchapter in
chapter 388-25 WAC that allows Children's Administration to
participate in the state supplementary payment (SSP) program.
A public hearing occurred on April 5, 2005.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050.
Other Authority: Chapter 371, Laws of 2002 (2001-03
Supplemental Budget - ESSB 6387), RCW 74.04.600 and 74.13.031.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-06-086
on March 1,
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Federal Rules or Standards:
or Recently Enacted State Statutes:
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Date Adopted: May 3, 2005.
Andy Fernando, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3383.3STATE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENT PROGRAM
What is the state supplementary payment
(SSP) that is administered by the children's administration
The State Supplementary Payment (SSP) is a state-paid
cash assistance program for specific eligible foster children
with the children's administration.
What are the eligibility requirements
for the CA/SSP program?
To be eligible to receive CA/SSP, you
must be a child who has entered foster care (Title 45 CFR
1355.20) and is eligible for and receiving Supplemental
Security Income (SSI), receiving behavior rehabilitation
services (BRS) for out-of-home placement services for all or
part of a month, and not be eligible for foster care
reimbursement under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act (42
When will my eligibility for CA/SSP be
The SSP eligibility verification and payment
process is usually done two months following the month of your
potential eligibility for an SSP payment. You will receive an
SSP payment when all of the eligibility criteria (WAC 388-25-1010) have been verified.
How will I know if I am eligible to
receive a CA/SSP payment?
Once you have been identified as
eligible for a CA/SSP payment, CA will send out written
notification to representative payees, legal guardians, and
children age eighteen and above.
Can I apply for the CA/SSP program if I
am not identified by CA as eligible for the CA/SSP program?
You can apply through children's administration to determine
your eligibility for CA/SSP, but eligibility is limited to
those meeting the eligibility requirements in WAC 388-25-1010.
What are my appeal rights if CA
determines that I am not eligible for CA/SSP?
You have the
right to appeal children's administration's denial,
termination, or reduction of eligibility for the CA/SSP under
RCW 74.13.045 and chapter 34.05 RCW and chapter 388-02 WAC.
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