PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed July 18, 2018, 9:42 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-418-0005 How will I know what changes to report?, 388-470-0005 How do resources affect my eligibility for cash assistance and basic food?, 388-470-0070 How vehicles are counted toward the resource limit for cash assistance, and other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-418-0005, 388-470-0005, 388-470-0070, and any other related rules as may be required to comply with legislation (ESSHB [E2SHB] 1831, chapter 40, Laws of 2018) in order to increase resource limits used to determine cash assistance eligibility to $6,000 and the vehicle equity limit to $10,000.
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 Angela Aikins, P.O. Box 45440, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4784, email Angela.Aikins@dshs.wa.gov.
July 17, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez