WSR 10-02-043

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 30, 2009, 10:50 a.m. , effective January 1, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2010.

Purpose: The department is proposing to amend by emergency adoption WAC 388-478-0015 in order to allow the revised basic need standards for cash assistance programs to be in place by January 1, 2010, as it is required by RCW 74.04.770. The department [is] pursuing permanent adoption of these rules. The preproposal statement of inquiry was filed under WSR 09-14-017 on June 22, 2009; the proposed rule making CR-102 was filed under WSR 09-24-014 on November 23, 2009, and the public hearing is scheduled for January 5, 2010.

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.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest; that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule; and that in order to implement the requirements or reductions in appropriations enacted in any budget for fiscal years 2009, 2010, or 2011, which necessitates the need for the immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the fiscal needs or requirements of the agency.

Reasons for this Finding: It is essential to have revised basic need standards to be in place by January 1, 2010, as it is required by RCW 74.04.770 to continue to provide cash assistance programs while [the] department is pursuing normal rule adoption.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 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: December 2, 2009.

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-24-070, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09)

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 $((1,131)) 1,159
2 ((1,431)) 1,467
3 ((1,767)) 1,811
4 ((2,085)) 2,137
5 ((2,403)) 2,462
6 ((2,721)) 2,788
7 ((3,145)) 3,223
8 ((3,480)) 3,567
9 ((3,816)) 3,911
10 or more ((4,152)) 4,255

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


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $((600)) 603
2 ((759)) 762
3 ((937)) 941
4 ((1,106)) 1,111
5 ((1,275)) 1,280
6 ((1,444)) 1,450
7 ((1,669)) 1,676
8 ((1,847)) 1,854
9 ((2,025)) 2,033
10 or more ((2,203)) 2,212

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090. 08-24-070, 388-478-0015, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09; 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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