PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed July 13, 2018, 9:37 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)?, and other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: With the passing of SHB 2651 (chapter 137, Laws of 2018), the maximum personal needs allowance (PNA) standard has increased to seventy dollars for those in medical institutions and residential settings. PNA is comprised of a Social Security withholding of thirty dollars and the rest of PNA is supplemented with state supplemental payments (SSP). WAC 388-478-0055 needs to be amended to update the monthly SSP rate for those in medical institutions effective January 1, 2019.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and heallth services (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 Jared Beard, P.O. Box 45440, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4617, email BeardJT@dshs.wa.gov.
July 11, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez