SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Developmental Disabilities Administration)
[Filed September 18, 2019, 1:20 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 19-15-100.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-827-0105 Who is eligible for a state supplementary payment?
Hearing Location(s): On November 5, 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 November 6, 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., November 5, 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 October 22, 2019.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The developmental disabilities administration is proposing to amend this rule about state supplementary payments (SSP) to clarify rule language and include a reference to the health care authority's regulations under WAC 182-512-0880 SSI-related medical—Special income disregards.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: These amendments to certain SSP eligibility criteria clarify that a client's supplemental security income had to be terminated due solely to the receipt of Title II disabled adult child benefits and the client must be categorically needy for medicaid due to a special income disregard.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: DSHS, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Chantelle Diaz, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1589; Implementation and Enforcement: Kari Freer, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, 360-407-1553.
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
. The proposed amendments clarify existing language and incorporate rules from another Washington state agency. Under RCW 34.05.328
(5)(b)(iii), these types of changes are exempt from the requirement to prepare a cost-benefit analysis.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(4) because the rules do not affect small businesses.
Explanation of exemptions: The proposed amendments impose no new or disproportionate costs on small businesses so a small business economic impact statement is not required.
September 18, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-06-101, filed 3/7/18, effective 4/7/18)
WAC 388-827-0105Who is eligible for a state supplementary payment?
(1) The developmental disabilities administration (DDA) must not enroll you in state supplementary payments after the effective date of this section, unless you are eligible for a state supplementary payment for prevocational legacy.
(2) To be eligible for a state supplementary payment, you must meet all general eligibility requirements under subsection (3) of this section and any applicable program-specific requirements under subsections (4) through (8) of this section.
(3) To be eligible for a state supplementary payment, you must:
(a) Be determined DDA eligible under chapter 388-823 WAC;
(b) Complete an in-person interview and reassessment with DDA once every twelve months—or more often if DDA deems it necessary—to determine whether you continue to meet eligibility requirements; and
(c) Be financially eligible because:
(i) You receive ((supplementary))supplemental security income ((cash assistance))(SSI) benefits for the month in which the state supplementary payment is issued; or
(ii) You receive social security Title II benefits as a disabled adult child ((and you would be eligible for SSI if you did not receive these benefits))(DAC), your SSI was terminated due solely to your receipt of DAC benefits, and you are eligible for categorically needy medicaid due to the special income disregard described in WAC 182-512-0880(3).
(4) To be eligible for children's legacy care state supplementary payments, you must live with your family as defined in WAC 388-832-0001.
(5) To be eligible for a state supplementary payment for waiver services, you must be enrolled in a home and community-based services waiver program as described in chapter 388-845 WAC.
(6) To be eligible for prevocational legacy state supplementary payments, you must:
(a) Have left prevocational services on or after September 1, 2015; and
(b) Not be enrolled in a DDA residential habilitation service.
(7) To be eligible for residential habilitation state supplementary payments, you must be receiving a residential habilitation service as described in chapter 388-845 WAC and as identified in your person-centered service plan.
(8) To be eligible for state supplementary payments in lieu of individual and family services you must be:
(a) At least three years old; and
(b) Living with your family as defined in WAC 388-832-0001.