WSR 10-04-107

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 3, 2010, 10:51 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 09-19-124.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0030 Payment standards for GA-U and ADATSA.

Hearing Location(s): Blake Office Park East, Rose Room, 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503 (one block north of the intersection of Pacific Avenue S.E. and Alhadeff Lane. A map or directions are available at http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/msa/rpau/docket.html or by calling (360) 664-6094), on March 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than March 10, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, delivery 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on March 9, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by February 23, 2010, TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6094 or by e-mail at johnsjl4@dshs.wa.gov.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The community services division is proposing amendments to WAC 388-478-0030 Payment standards for GA-U and ADATSA, to apply a ratable reduction to the general assistance and ADATSA grant payment standard.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The department is proposing the amendments in order to help stay within budget appropriations.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.04.005, and 74.04.770.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.04.005, and 74.04.770.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Melissa Mathson, 712 Pear Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98503, (360) 725-4563.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These proposed rules do not have an economic impact on small businesses. The proposed amendments only affect DSHS clients by clarifying the description of medical evidence requirements to determine incapacity.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. These amendments are exempt as allowed under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii) which states in-part, "[t]his section does not apply to ... rules of the department of social and health services relating only to client medical or financial eligibility and rules concerning liability for care of dependents."

February 1, 2010

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

4175.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0030   Payment standards for ((GA-U)) general assisatnce and ADATSA.   (1) The payment standards for general assistance(( -unemployable (GA-U))) (GA) and alcohol and drug addiction treatment and support act (ADATSA) program assistance units with obligations to pay shelter costs are:


Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard
1 $((339)) 329
2 ((428)) 415

(2) The payment standards for ((GA-U)) (GA) and ADATSA assistance units with shelter provided at no cost are:


Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard
1 $((206)) 200
2 ((261)) 253

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

Reviser's note: The spelling error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office