WSR 06-02-045

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)

[ Filed December 29, 2005, 10:00 a.m. , effective January 1, 2006 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2006.

Purpose: To increase the categorically needy income level (CNIL) supplemental security income-related standards and the medically needy one-person standard based on a change in federal standards effective January 1, 2006.

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, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530.

Other Authority: Section 1924 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396r-5).

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: Implementation of the federal increase in standards is required to be effective January 1, 2006, in order to continue receiving federal funds. This emergency rule is necessary while the permanent rule-making process initiated under WSR 05-22-097 on November 1, 2005, is completed.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.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: December 23, 2005.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-06-090, filed 3/1/05, effective 4/1/05)

WAC 388-478-0070   Monthly income and countable resource standards for medically needy (MN).   (1) Beginning January 1, ((2005)) 2006, the medically needy income level (MNIL) is:


(a) One person $((579.00)) 603
(b) Two persons $((592)) 603
(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 program 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. 9902(2). 05-06-090, 388-478-0070, filed 3/1/05, effective 4/1/05. 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 05-06-090, filed 3/1/05, effective 4/1/05)

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, ((2005)) 2006 are:

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


Individual $((579)) 603
Individual with an ineligible spouse $((579)) 603
Couple $((869)) 904

(b) Shared living (in the home of another)


Individual $((386)) 402
Individual with an ineligible spouse $((386)) 402
Couple $((579)) 603

(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 standards are:


(a) Single person $((579.00)) 603
(b) Married couple - both eligible ((869.00)) 904
(c) Supplied shelter - single person ((386.00)) 402
(d) Supplied shelter couple - both eligible ((579.00)) 603

(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, and 42 U.S.C. 9902(2). 05-06-090, 388-478-0080, filed 3/1/05, effective 4/1/05; 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.]