WSR 10-13-046

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 9, 2010, 8:17 a.m. , effective July 10, 2010 ]


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

Purpose: The community services division is amending WAC 388-444-0030 Work requirements for persons who are able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs), to extend the current ABAWD time limit for benefits from September 30, 2010, to September 30, 2011.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-444-0030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.04.500, and 74.08A.120.

Other Authority: American Recovery Investment Act [of] 2009.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-09-047 on April 15, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 9, 2010.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-14-018, filed 6/22/09, effective 7/23/09)

WAC 388-444-0030   Work requirements for persons who are able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs).   (1) Able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) are age eighteen to fifty and have no dependents. They must, unless determined exempt, participate in specific employment and training activities to receive food assistance.

(2) Nonexempt ABAWDs who fail to participate may continue to receive food assistance until September 30, ((2010)) 2011.

(3) Beginning October 1, ((2010)) 2011, an ABAWD is not eligible to receive food assistance for more than three full months in a thirty-six month period, except as provided in WAC 388-444-0035, unless that person:

(a) Works at least twenty hours a week averaged monthly; or

(b) Participates in and complies with the requirements of a work program for twenty hours or more per week; or

(c) Participates in a workfare program as provided in WAC 388-444-0040.

(4) A work program is defined as a program under:

(a) The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA);

(b) Section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974; or

(c) A state-approved employment and training program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.04.500, 74.08A.120, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 09-14-018, 388-444-0030, filed 6/22/09, effective 7/23/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-444-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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