WSR 00-08-088

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 5, 2000, 8:21 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Create new chapter 388-492 WAC, Washington state combined application project (WASHCAP), to implement the Washington state combined application project. May find it necessary to amend related existing rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This project will streamline the food assistance eligibility process for some types of supplemental security income (SSI) recipients, to allow certain SSI recipients to be eligible for food assistance without any added paperwork or eligibility determination. The project will increase access and centralize the case maintenance for these clients.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Social Security Administration is the primary partner agency. They will be involved in the project design, development, and implementation.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule(s). Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. After, the rule(s) is drafted, DSHS will file a copy with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, and send a copy to everyone currently on the mailing list and anyone else 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 Alicia Kone, Project Manager, Division of Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, (360) 413-3205, fax (360) 413-3493, TTY (360) 413-3001, e-mail koneam@dshs.wa.gov.

April 4, 2000

Edith M. Rice, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

Washington State Code Reviser's Office