SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed August 16, 2019, 11:15 a.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-13-098.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0027 What are the payment standards for pregnant women assistance (PWA)?
Hearing Location(s): On September 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at Office Building 2, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Headquarters, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504. Public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sesa/rules-and-policies-assistance-unit/driving-directions-office-bldg-2.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than September 25, 2019.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, email DSHSRPAURulesCoordinator@dshs.wa.gov, fax 360-664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., September 24, 2019.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, phone 360-664-6092, fax 360-664-6185, TTY 711 relay service, email Kildaja@dshs.wa.gov, by September 10, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The department is proposing these changes to increase the payment standard for the PWA program based on the 2019-21 operating budget. An emergency rule-making order reflecting this grant increase was filed as WSR 19-14-055 with an effective date of July 1, 2019, while the department proceeds with permanent adoption of the amendments.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.005
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Nicholas Swiatkowski, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, 360-725-4638.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
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, "this 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."
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Explanation of exemptions: The proposed rule does not have an economic impact on small businesses.
August 13, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-10-042, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12)
WAC 388-478-0027What are the payment standards for pregnant women assistance (PWA)?
(1) The payment standards for PWA cash assistance units with obligations to pay shelter costs are:
Assistance Unit Size
(2) The payment standards for PWA cash assistance units with shelter provided at no cost are:
Assistance Unit Size