SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed December 18, 1998, 9:46 a.m.]
Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule: WAC 388-478-0060 Income eligibility standards for food assistance.
Purpose: To publish the new income eligibility standards for food assistance.
The new standards are the basis upon which food stamp allotment will be based.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050.
Summary: This rule changes the basis upon which food assistance allotments are determined according to federal income standards.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Abiodun Aina, 1009 College Street S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, (360) 413-3074.
Name of Proponent: Department of Social and Health Services, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Income eligibility standards for food assistance.
The new rule establishes the basis upon which food assistance allotments are determined.
It is anticipated that new income eligibility standard will have a net increase in food allotment to most food assistance units.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The rule changes the income eligibility standards for food assistance in WAC 388-478-0060.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not affect business.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule does not meet the definition of a significant legislative rule.
Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on January 26, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Paige Wall by January 15, 1999, phone (360) 902-7540, TTY (360) 902-8324, e-mail email@example.com.
Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, Paige Wall, Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 902-8292, by January 26, 1999.
Date of Intended Adoption: No sooner than January 27, 1999.
December 15, 1998
Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)
WAC 388-478-0060 Income eligibility standards for food
To be eligible for food assistance,)) (1) When an
assistance unit receives cash benefits (TANF, GA-U, GA-S, etc.)
and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they do not have to meet
the income standard.
(2) All households (assistance units), based on their size,
must have income at or below ((
both the maximum gross and net
monthly income standards)) the limits shown in column B to be
eligible for food assistance, except as follows:
(1) Assistance units with an elderly or disabled member
must have income at or below only the maximum net monthly income
standard. (2) Assistance units in which all members are receiving cash
assistance or SSI do not have to meet the maximum gross or net
monthly income standards)) (a) Column C is to be used when an
assistance unit includes a person sixty years or older, or with
(b) Column E is to be used when determining separate household status for an elderly person and a person with permanent disability, as described in WAC 388-408-0035 (1)(d).
|Column B Maximum Gross Monthly Income||Column C Maximum Net Monthly Income||Column D Maximum Allotment||Column E
165% of Poverty Level
|1||$ 873||$ 671||$125||$1,107|
|Each Additional Member||.+304||.+234||.+94||.+385|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-478-0060, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]
Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.