WSR 05-11-016

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Children's Administration)

[ Filed May 9, 2005, 4:22 p.m. , 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, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 6, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 3, 2005.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3383.3STATE SUPPLEMENTARY PAYMENT PROGRAM
NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-1000   What is the state supplementary payment (SSP) that is administered by the children's administration (CA)?   The State Supplementary Payment (SSP) is a state-paid cash assistance program for specific eligible foster children with the children's administration.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-1010   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 U.S.C. 670).

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-1020   When will my eligibility for CA/SSP be determined?   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.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-1030   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.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-1040   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.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 388-25-1050   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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