WSR 08-06-087

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 5, 2008, 8:45 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of employment and assistance programs proposes to amend WAC 388-406-0065 Can I still get benefits even after my application is denied?

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule change is needed in order to remove subsection (1)(c)(ii). The expansion of categorical eligibility to applicants with income at or below 130% of the federal poverty level has made this reference obsolete. This change clarifies existing policy and does not adversely impact an applicant's eligibility for Basic Food.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

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 Bill Callahan, Program Manager, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4619, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail callalw@dshs.wa.gov.

March 5, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office