HOUSE BILL 1784
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Representatives Tokuda, Kagi, Kenney, Edmonds, Santos, Darneille, McIntire and Edwards
Read first time 02/05/2001. Referred to Committee on Children & Family Services.
_1 AN ACT Relating to time limits for temporary assistance for
_2 needy families; and amending RCW 74.08A.010.
_3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
_4 Sec. 1. RCW 74.08A.010 and 1997 c 58 s 103 are each amended to
_5 read as follows:
_6 (1) A family that includes an adult who has received temporary
_7 assistance for needy families for sixty months after July 27,
_8 1997, shall be ineligible for further temporary assistance for
_9 needy families assistance.
10 (2) For the purposes of applying the rules of this section, the
11 department shall count any month in which an adult family member
12 received a temporary assistance for needy families cash assistance
13 grant unless the assistance was provided when the family member
14 was a minor child and not the head of the household or married to
15 the head of the household.
16 (3) The department shall refer recipients who require
17 specialized assistance to appropriate department programs, crime
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_1 victims' programs through the department of community, trade, and
_2 economic development, or the crime victims' compensation program
_3 of the department of labor and industries.
_4 (4) The department may exempt a recipient and the recipient's
_5 family from the application of subsection (1) of this section by
_6 reason of hardship or if the recipient meets the family violence
_7 options of section 402(A)(7) of Title IVA of the federal social
_8 security act as amended by P.L. 104-193.
_9 (5) The department may exempt a recipient from the application
10 of subsection (1) of this section if the recipient is a minor
11 child in a family that includes an adult who has received
12 temporary assistance for needy families for sixty months after
13 July 27, 1997. The safety net services program is created for
14 recipients exempted under this provision from the application of
15 subsection (1) of this section.
16 (6) The number of recipients and their families exempted from
17 subsection (1) of this section for a fiscal year shall not exceed
18 twenty percent of the average monthly number of recipients and
19 their families to which assistance is provided under the temporary
20 assistance for needy families program.
(5))) (7) The department shall not
exempt a recipient and his
22 or her family from the application of subsection (1) of this
23 section until after the recipient has received fifty-two months of
24 assistance under this chapter.
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