WSR 08-09-112

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 21, 2008, 2:49 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division will amend WAC 388-450-0015 What types of income does the department not use to figure out my benefits? and 388-470-0045 How do my resources count toward the resource limits for cash assistance and family medical programs?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule change is needed to apply the federal policy regarding economic stimulus rebate payments, authorized by the passage of HR 5140, to general assistance programs.

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 Melissa Mathson, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4563, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail mathsmc@dshs.wa.gov.

April 21, 2008

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office