WSR 08-24-070

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 1, 2008, 9:54 a.m. , effective January 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2009.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-478-0015 Need standards for cash assistance, in order to revise basic need standards for cash assistance based on the 2009 forecast. RCW 74.04.770 requires the department of social and health services to annually establish consolidated standards of need.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-20-081 on September 29, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 24, 2008.

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

4017.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-24-033, filed 11/30/07, effective 12/31/07)

WAC 388-478-0015   Need standards for cash assistance.   The need standards for cash assistance units are:

(1) For assistance units with obligation to pay shelter costs:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $((1,060)) 1,131
2 ((1,341)) 1,431
3 ((1,655)) 1,767
4 ((1,953)) 2,085
5 ((2,251)) 2,403
6 ((2,549)) 2,721
7 (( 2,947)) 3,145
8 ((3,261)) 3,480
9 ((3,576)) 3,816
10 or more ((3,890)) 4,152

(2) For assistance units with shelter provided at no cost:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $((566)) 600
2 ((717)) 759
3 ((885)) 937
4 ((1,044)) 1,106
5 ((1,203)) 1,275
6 ((1,362)) 1,444
7 ((1,575)) 1,669
8 ((1,743)) 1,847
9 ((1,911)) 2,025
10 or more ((2,079)) 2,203

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090. 07-24-033, 388-478-0015, filed 11/30/07, effective 12/31/07; 07-06-066, 388-478-0015, filed 3/5/07, effective 4/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. 06-05-102, 388-478-0015, filed 2/14/06, effective 3/17/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090. 05-22-077 and 05-23-012, 388-478-0015, filed 10/31/05 and 11/4/05, effective 1/1/06; 05-01-074, 388-478-0015, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.770, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057. 03-24-059, 388-478-0015, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04; 03-23-116, 388-478-0015, filed 11/18/03, effective 12/19/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.510, and 74.04.770. 02-23-029, 388-478-0015, filed 11/12/02, effective 12/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.200. 01-11-108, 388-478-0015, filed 5/21/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.200. 99-04-056, 388-478-0015, filed 1/29/99, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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