WSR 07-12-060

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 4, 2007, 11:39 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: These rule changes are necessary to increase the state supplemental payment by $1.77 per month beginning July 1, 2007, for SSI clients who reside in nursing facilities, residential habilitation centers, or state hospitals and who receive a personal needs allowance, as required by chapter 522, Laws of 2007, signed by Governor Christine O. Gregoire on May 15, 2007.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Logan MacGregor, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4605, fax (360) 413-3493, e-mail macgrld@dshs.wa.gov.

June 4, 2007

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office