WSR 99-06-099

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed March 3, 1999, 11:07 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-03-040.

Title of Rule: WAC 388-470-0012 How do the resources of an ineligible or disqualified person effect eligibility for cash assistance?

Purpose: Adds WAC 388-470-0012 which requires the department to include the resources of ineligible or disqualified financially responsible persons toward the assistance units cash eligibility determination.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.005(10).

Summary: Effective June 1, 1999, the resources of ineligible or disqualified financially responsible persons will be included in the cash eligibility determination of eligible assistance unit members.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Cindy Anderson, WorkFirst Division, Program Support Unit, Mailstop 45480, 1009 College Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 413-3095.

Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Adds WAC 388-470-0012 which requires the department to include the resources of ineligible or disqualified financially responsible persons toward the assistance units cash eligibility determination.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Does not have an economic impact on small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This does not meet the definition of a significant legislative rule.

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on April 6, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by March 26, 1999, phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail pwall@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 902-8292, by April 6, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 10, 1999.

February 25, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2540.1
NEW SECTION
WAC 388-470-0012
How do the resources of an ineligible or disqualified person effect eligibility for cash assistance?

(1) As used in this section; ineligible, disqualified and financially responsible persons are defined in WAC 388-450-0100.

(2) When determining the cash eligibility of an assistance unit, the department includes the resources of a financially responsible person who lives in the home even when the person is ineligible or disqualified from receiving cash assistance.

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