SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Date of Adoption: July 10, 2000.
Purpose: This revision was done to meet the requirements for the WAC migration of Title 388 WAC. The rules for GAU eligibility requirements from WAC 388-235-1500 and 388-235-9000 were incorporated into this revised WAC 388-400-0025.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-400-0025 General eligibility requirements of the GAU program.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-11-128 on May 22, 2000.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: September 1, 2000.
July 10, 2000
Edith M. Rice, Chief
Office of Legal Affairs2724.6
To be eligible for)) You can get
general assistance (( -)) unemployable (GA(( -))U)(( , a person
must)) benefits if:
Be)) You are incapacitated as required under WAC
(( 388-235-5000)) 388-448-0010 through (( 388-235-6000))
Meet the age requirement of WAC 388-404-0010)) You are
at least eighteen years old or, if under eighteen, a member of a
Be)) You are in financial need according to GA(( -))U
income and (( temporary assistance for needy families (TANF)))
resource rules in chapters 388-450, 388-470 and 388-488 WAC;
(d) You meet the general assistance citizenship/alien status requirements under WAC 388-424-0005(3);
(e) You provide a Social Security number as required under WAC 388-476-0005;
(f) You reside in the state of Washington as required under WAC 388-468-0005;
(g) You undergo a treatment and referral assessment as
provided under WAC ((
388-235-7000)) 388-448-0130 through
(( 388-235-7600)) 388-448-0150;
(h) You assign interim assistance as provided under WAC
388-235-9200 and 388-235-9300;
(i) Not be eligible for or receiving benefits from other programs as specified under WAC 388-235-9000)) 388-448-0210.
(2) You cannot get GAU benefits if:
(a) You are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits;
(b) You are eligible for state family assistance (SFA) benefits unless you are not eligible under WAC 388-400-0010;
(c) You have the ability to, but refuse to meet a TANF or SFA eligibility rule;
(d) You are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits;
(e) You are an ineligible spouse of an SSI recipient; or
(f) You were denied benefits or your benefits were terminated by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for failing to follow a SSI program rule or application requirement.
(3) The assistance unit ((
for a person applying for or
receiving GA-U)) will be established according to WAC 388-408-0010.
(3) A person in an institution may be eligible for GA-U as
specified under WAC 388-235-1500))
(4) You may be eligible for GAU if you reside in a public institution. A "public institution" is an institution that is supported by public funds, and a governmental unit either is responsible for it or exercises administrative control over it. Your eligibility will depend upon the type of institution you are in.
(a) If you reside in a public institution and are otherwise eligible for GAU, you may be eligible for general assistance if you are:
(i) A patient in a public medical institution; or
(ii) A patient in a public mental institution and are:
(A) Sixty-five years of age or older; or
(B) Twenty years of age or younger.
(b) You are not eligible for GAU when you are in the custody of or confined in a public institution such as a state penitentiary or county jail including placement:
(i) In a work release program; or
(ii) Outside of the institution.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-400-0025, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]