WSR 02-09-051



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed April 12, 2002, 3:57 p.m. ]

     Date of Adoption: April 12, 2002.

     Purpose: The Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance is amending WAC 388-400-0030 Refugee cash assistance -- Summary of eligibility requirements, to bring it in compliance with new WAC 388-466-0120 Refugee cash assistance and 388-466-0140 Income and resources for refugee cash assistance.

     Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-400-0030.

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, and 74.08A.320.

     Other Authority: 7 C.F.R. § 400.65, § 400.66, § 400.67, § 400.68, and § 400.69.

      Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-05-069 on February 14 [15], 2002.

     Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

     Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0;      Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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.

April 12, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-06-031, filed 3/2/01, effective 4/1/01)

WAC 388-400-0030   ((How do I qualify for)) Refugee cash assistance((?)) -- Summary of eligibility requirements.   (1) To be eligible for refugee cash assistance (RCA), you must:

     (a) Provide the name of the voluntary agency (VOLAG) which resettled you; ((and))

     (b) Meet the((:

     (i))) immigration status requirements of WAC 388-466-0005;

     (((ii) Work)) (c) Meet employment and training requirements of WAC ((388-466-0015)) 388-466-0150;

     (((iii))) and

     (d) Meet income and resource requirements ((under chapters 388-450 and 388-470 WAC with exceptions as provided under WAC 388-466-0010)) of WAC 388-466-0140.

     (2) You are not eligible to receive RCA if you:

     (a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income;

     (b) Have been denied TANF or have been terminated from TANF due to intentional noncompliance with TANF eligibility requirements; or

     (c) Are a full-time student in an institution of higher education.

     (3) ((If you are a refugee family and have children who are United States citizens, we treat you as a single assistance unit under chapter 388-408 WAC.

     (4))) We determine your eligibility and benefit level for RCA using the TANF payment standards under WAC 388-478-0020.

     (((5))) (4) If you are eligible for RCA ((and are pregnant or have a dependent child)) you may also be eligible for additional requirements for emergent needs under WAC 388-436-0002.

     (((6))) (5) If you meet the requirements of this section you are eligible for refugee cash assistance only during the eight-month period beginning((:

     (a) The date asylum is granted if you are an asylee; or

     (b))) in the first month you entered the United States ((if you are not an asylee)) (WAC 388-466-0120).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. 01-06-031, § 388-400-0030, filed 3/2/01, effective 4/1/01; 98-16-044, § 388-400-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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