SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Date of Adoption: April 12, 2002.
Purpose: The Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance is amending WAC 388-400-0030 Refugee cash assistance -- Summary of eligibility requirements, to bring it in compliance with new WAC 388-466-0120 Refugee cash assistance and 388-466-0140 Income and resources for refugee cash assistance.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-400-0030.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, and 74.08A.320.
Other Authority: 7 C.F.R. § 400.65, § 400.66, § 400.67, § 400.68, and § 400.69.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 02-05-069 on February 14 , 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
April 12, 2002
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3042.2
(a) Provide the name of the voluntary agency (VOLAG) which
resettled you; ((
(b) Meet the((
(i))) immigration status requirements of WAC 388-466-0005;
(ii) Work)) (c) Meet employment and training requirements
of WAC (( 388-466-0015)) 388-466-0150;
(d) Meet income and resource requirements ((
388-450 and 388-470 WAC with exceptions as provided under WAC 388-466-0010)) of WAC 388-466-0140.
(2) You are not eligible to receive RCA if you:
(a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income;
(b) Have been denied TANF or have been terminated from TANF due to intentional noncompliance with TANF eligibility requirements; or
(c) Are a full-time student in an institution of higher education.
If you are a refugee family and have children who are
United States citizens, we treat you as a single assistance unit
under chapter 388-408 WAC.
(4))) We determine your eligibility and benefit level for RCA using the TANF payment standards under WAC 388-478-0020.
(5))) (4) If you are eligible for RCA (( and are pregnant
or have a dependent child)) you may also be eligible for
additional requirements for emergent needs under WAC 388-436-0002.
(6))) (5) If you meet the requirements of this section you
are eligible for refugee cash assistance only during the
eight-month period beginning(( :
(a) The date asylum is granted if you are an asylee; or
(b))) in the first month you entered the United States ((
you are not an asylee)) (WAC 388-466-0120).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. 01-06-031, § 388-400-0030, filed 3/2/01, effective 4/1/01; 98-16-044, § 388-400-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]