WSR 10-04-111

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed February 3, 2010, 11:07 a.m. , effective March 6, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

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 09-24-014 on November 23, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: January 28, 2010.

Don Goldsby, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

4162.1
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.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office