WSR 99-24-130

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

(Division of Assistance Programs)

[ Filed December 1, 1999, 11:21 a.m. , effective January 1, 2000 ]

Date of Adoption: December 1, 1999.

Purpose: To establish that eligibility for other funding sources must be determined before benefits are authorized from the consolidated emergency assistance program and all other funding sources for housing assistance must be used in lieu of CEAP benefits.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-436-0030 Eligibility for CEAP depends on other possible cash benefits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.660.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-20-102 on October 5, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: January 1, 2000.

December 1, 1999

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

2606.3
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-436-0030
Eligibility ((conditions)) for CEAP((--)) depends on other possible ((resources)) cash benefits.

(1) ((As a condition of eligibility for CEAP, applicants must take all necessary steps to establish eligibility for the following programs)) Before the department approves CEAP benefits, we must determine that all household members are ineligible for benefits from any of the following programs:

(a) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);

(b) State family assistance (SFA);

(c) Refugee cash assistance (RCA);

(d) Diversion cash assistance (DCA).

(2) To receive CEAP, the applicant must take any required action to receive benefits from the following programs:

(a) TANF, SFA, and RCA;

(b) Supplemental security income (SSI);

(((e))) (c) Medical assistance for those applicants requesting ((emergency)) help for a medical ((care)) need;

(((f))) (d) Food assistance for those applicants ((declaring an emergency)) requesting help for a food need; ((and

(g))) (e) Housing assistance from any available source for those applicants requesting help for a housing need;

(f) Unemployment compensation, ((if)) veteran's benefits, industrial insurance benefits, Social Security benefits, pension benefits, or any other source of financial benefits the applicant is potentially eligible to receive.

(((2) CEAP applicants under a grant penalty for failure to comply with program requirements of TANF/SFA, WorkFirst under chapter 388-310 WAC, refugee cash assistance, general assistance or SSI are treated as follows:

(a) All members are ineligible and the CEAP application is denied if compliance could have prevented the need for emergency assistance.

(b) Only the member responsible for the grant penalty is ineligible for CEAP if the compliance could not have prevented the need for emergency assistance))

(3) The department may not authorize CEAP benefits to any household containing a member who is under a grant penalty for failure to comply with program requirements of TANF/SFA, RCA, or WorkFirst under chapter 388-310 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090.  98-16-044, 388-436-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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