PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The community services division is proposing to amend WAC 388-406-0030 Do I need to submit other information after I apply for benefits?, 388-490-0005 The department requires proof before authorizing benefits for cash, medical, and Basic Food, and other related rules 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 74.04.510.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is proposing to amend these rules to improve consistency between them and other related rules. The rule changes will clarify when the department can allow clients more time to provide information needed to determine eligibility for benefits.
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 Robert L. Thibodeau, Program Manager, Basic Food, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45440, Olympia, WA 98504-5440, phone (360) 725-4634, fax (360) 725-4905, e-mail Robert.Thibodeau@dshs.wa.gov.
August 4, 2010
Katherine I. Vasquez