PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed April 10, 2019, 2:26 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-410-0015 Recovery of cash assistance overpayments by mandatory grant deduction and other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The planned amendments will clarify circumstances in which the department would not recover cash overpayments through mandatory grant reduction and exclude children from responsibility for repayment of cash overpayments. This amendment is necessary to protect children's financial well-being.
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 health 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 Sarah Garcia, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4949, fax 360-725-4905, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez