WSR 00-12-082

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 6, 2000, 1:22 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-08-053.

Title of Rule: WAC 388-478-0050 Payment standards for recurring additional requirements.

Purpose: This revision is being done to update the payment standards information.

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

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 74.04 RCW.

Summary: This revision simplifies the language and removes a reference to winterizing homes.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Carla Gira, Program Manager, Lacey Government Center, 1009 College Street S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 413-3264.

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: This rule gives the payment standards for the various categories of ongoing additional requirements that are explained in chapter 388-473 WAC.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The standard for winterization was removed as it is covered under WAC 388-436-0002.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule does not impact small business.

RCW 34.05.328 applies to this rule adoption. The rule meets the definition of a "significant legislative rule" but DSHS is exempt from preparing a cost benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii).

Hearing Location: Lacey Government Center (behind Tokyo O'Bento Restaurant), 1009 College Street S.E., Room 104-B, Lacey, WA 98503, on July 11, 2000, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Fred Swenson by June 30, 2000, phone (360) 664-6097, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail swensfh@dshs.wa.gov.

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, by July 11, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 12, 2000.

May 31, 2000

Marie Myerchin-Redifer, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

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

WAC 388-478-0050
Payment standards for ((recurring)) ongoing additional requirements.

An "ongoing additional requirement" is a continuing need that you have for which you require additional financial benefits in order to continue living independently. The "payment standard" for ongoing additional requirement benefits is the amount of money needed to pay for these items or services. We use the following payment standards for ((recurring)) ongoing additional requirements approved under WAC ((388-255-1050 through 388-255-1300)) 388-473-0020 through 388-473-0060:

(1) Restaurant meals: $187.09 per month (or $6.04 per day with the payment rounded down to the nearest dollar amount);

(2) Laundry: $11.13 per month;

(3) ((Guide dog or)) Service animal food: $33.66 per month;

(4) Home delivered meals: The amount charged by the agency providing the meals;

(5) Telephone: The ((minimum residential)) local telephone flat rate for the area; or the ((discounted amount established under the)) Washington telephone assistance program (WTAP) rate, whichever is less((;

(6) Winterizing homes: A maximum of $500)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0050, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98. Formerly WAC 388-511-1110.]

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