WSR 08-12-031

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed May 29, 2008, 4:00 p.m. , effective July 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2008.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-450-0175 Does the department offer an income deduction as an incentive for general assistance -- Unemployable (GA-U) clients to work?, these rules are being amended to clarify the income deductions only apply to general assistance cash grants.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-450-0175.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, and Title 45 C.F.R., Part 261.2 as published in Federal Register on June 29, 2006.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-09-137 on April 23, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 29, 2008.

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

3971.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-07-078, filed 3/13/06, effective 5/1/06)

WAC 388-450-0175   Does the department offer ((an)) income deduction for the general assistance program as an incentive for ((GA-U)) clients to work?   The department gives special deductions to people who receive income from work while receiving general assistance((-Unemployable (GA-U))). The deductions apply to general assistance cash benefits only. We allow the following deductions ((before using your earnings to)) when we determine ((your eligibility and monthly)) the amount of your benefits:

(1) We subtract eighty-five dollars plus one half of the remainder of your monthly gross earned income as an incentive to employment.

(2) We also subtract an amount equal to twenty percent of your gross earned income to allow for work expenses.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090. 06-07-078, 388-450-0175, filed 3/13/06, effective 5/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-450-0175, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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