WSR 10-21-115

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed October 20, 2010, 11:04 a.m. ]

Supplemental Notice to WSR 10-04-107.

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 standard for GA-U (disability lifeline) 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 November 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than November 24, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, delivery 1115 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5 p.m. on November 23, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jennisha Johnson, DSHS rules consultant, by November 9, 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 to decrease the grant payment standards to disability lifeline (DL) and ADATSA recipients. The department will be able to continue providing grants for all current recipients at a lower rate.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: These amendments are necessary to contain costs and maintain the DL program within budget appropriations plus an additional 6.3 percent across-the-board reduction imposed by the governor executive order dated September 2010.

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."

October 15, 2010

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

4175.4
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-478-0030   Payment standards for ((GA-U)) disability lifeline and ADATSA.   (1) The payment standards for ((general assistance-unemployable (GA-U))) disability lifeline (DL) 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)) 258
2 ((428)) 326

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


Assistance Unit Size Payment Standard
1 $((206)) 157
2 ((261)) 198

[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.]

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