WSR 02-20-070

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed September 30, 2002, 9:47 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: September 27, 2002.

Purpose: The Division of Employment and Assistance Programs is amending the rule to add the word "review" in subsection (3), which was mistakenly left out of the permanent rule as filed as WSR 02-11-033. The subsection should have read "If you are a terminated SSI or SSI related client, the department will review your disability status when ...."

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-474-0015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-17-093 on August 20, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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

September 27, 2002

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3140.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-11-033, filed 5/7/02, effective 6/7/02)

WAC 388-474-0015   What happens to my categorically needy (CN) medical coverage when my Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash payment is terminated?   (1) Your CN medical coverage (WAC 388-505-0110) continues after an SSI cash payment ends when:

(a) Countable income exceeds the SSI income standard due solely to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA); or

(b) A timely request for a hearing has been filed. CN medical coverage is continued until Social Security Administration (SSA) makes a final decision on the hearing request and on any subsequent timely appeals.

(2) If your SSI ends your CN medical coverage continues for a period of up to one hundred twenty days while the department reviews your eligibility for other cash or medical programs.

(3) If you are a terminated SSI or SSI-related client, the department will review your disability status when:

(a) You present new medical evidence;

(b) Your medical condition changes significantly; or

(c) Your termination from SSI was not based on a review of current medical evidence.

(4) Children terminated from SSI due to loss of disabled status may be eligible for medical benefits under WAC 388-505-0210.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090 and 74.04.630. 02-11-033, 388-474-0015, filed 5/7/02, effective 6/7/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-474-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-524-2405.]

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