WSR 02-11-125

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed May 21, 2002, 11:19 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: The division of employment and assistance programs will amend WAC 388-448-0180 How and when we redetermine your eligibility if we decide you are eligible for GAX (general assistance - expedited).

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In this WAC, the term "administrative hearing" is intended to mean the very last level of appeal of a supplemental security income (SSI) application prior to a federal court appeal; this level is also known as the "appeals council review." This proposal will amend that reference to say "appeals council review" instead of "administrative hearing."

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing this 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, and send a copy of the draft 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 Glenda Lee, DSHS - ESA Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, phone (360) 413-3262, fax (360) 413-3495, e-mail LeeGL@dshs.wa.gov.

May 20, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office