WSR 10-16-149

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 4, 2010, 9:30 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department plans is proposing [to propose] amendments to WAC 388-436-0015 Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP), 388-436-0030 Eligibility for CEAP depends on other possible cash benefits, and any other related WACs as necessary.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.660.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing these changes to clarify that TANF/SFA families who have had their cash grant terminated under WAC 388-310-1600 may qualify for CEAP even when case closure hasn't occurred within the last six months.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Stephanie Nielsen, Program Manager, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4699, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Stephanie.nielsen@dshs.wa.gov.

August 4, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office