WSR 02-11-063

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed May 10, 2002, 4:42 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-412-0025 How do I get my benefits?

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rule contains a reference to electronic benefit transfer (EBT) accounts becoming inactive after ninety days of inactivity. As of August 2001, EBT accounts no longer became inactive after ninety days of inactivity.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rule. Anyone interested in participating should contact the staff person indicated below. At a later date, DSHS will file proposed rules with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making, accept written comments and conduct a public hearing. A copy of the proposed rules will be sent 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 Steve Pargman at (360) 413-3073, by e-mail at pargmse@dshs.wa.gov, or by mail at DSHS-ESA, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-4570.

May 8, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office