WSR 00-21-111

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed October 18, 2000, 10:42 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 18, 2000.

Purpose: WAC 388-444-0020 When must clients register for work but are not required to participate in the food stamp employment and training program (FS E&T), was rewritten to simplify the language.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-444-0020.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.510 and 74.04.050.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-17-102 on August 16, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

October 18, 2000

Edith M. Rice, Chief

Office of Legal Affairs

2817.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-444-0020
When must clients ((who must)) register for work but are not required to participate in the food stamp employment and training program (FS E&T((.)))?

((The following clients)) You, as a client must register for work ((but)), as provided in WAC 388-444-0005, even though you are exempt from participation in the FS E&T program if you are:

(1) ((Participants)) Participating in a refugee assistance program;

(2) ((Clients)) Living in an area where the FS E&T program is not provided (exempt area), see Food Stamp E&T Appendix 1 for exempt areas;

(3) ((Clients who live)) Living one hour or more travel distance from available FS E&T services;

(4) ((Clients who do not have)) Without a mailing address or message telephone;

(5) ((Clients who have a temporary incapacity)) Temporarily unable to work and it is expected to last longer than sixty days ((or more)); or

(6) ((Clients)) A client who ((have)) has dependent care needs that exceed the maximum amount payable by the department. The exemption continues until:

(a) A different work activity is available; or

(b) Circumstances change and monthly dependent care costs no longer exceed the reimbursement limit set by the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-444-0020, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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