WSR 03-13-090



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 16, 2003, 4:30 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: Amending WAC 388-408-0005 Assistance units.

Purpose: Correcting a typographical error by changing the reference listed in subsection (2) from WAC 388-480-0010 to WAC 388-408-0010.

Other Identifying Information: The proposed rule is being filed without prior filing of a CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry. A CR-101 notice is not required for rules correcting typographical errors without changing the effect of the rule, see RCW 34.05.310 (4)(d).

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

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057.

Summary: Correcting typographical error in WAC 388-408-0005(2).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Correcting the reference in WAC will direct the public to correct information.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Patti Clark, ESA-DEAP, 1009 College S.E., Lacey, WA 98504, (360) 413-3084.

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: Rule: See Purpose, Summary and Reasons Supporting Proposal above.

Purpose and Effect: Correction for clarification.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The amendment corrects a typographical error.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This proposed rule does not have an economic impact on small businesses, it only affects DSHS clients.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to rules that only correct typographical errors without changing the effect of the rule, see RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(iv).

Hearing Location: Blake Office Park (behind Goodyear Courtesy Tire), 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Rose Room, Lacey, WA 98503, on July 22, 2003, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Andy Fernando, DSHS Rules Coordinator, by July 18, 2003, phone (360) 664-6094, TTY (360) 664-6178, e-mail

Submit Written Comments to: Identify WAC Numbers, DSHS Rules Coordinator, Rules and Policies Assistance Unit, deliver to 4500 10th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA, mail to P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504-5850, fax (360) 664-6185, e-mail, by 5:00 p.m., July 22, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: No earlier than July 23, 2003.

June 11, 2003

Brian H. Lindgren, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-03-121, filed 1/22/01, effective 3/1/01)

WAC 388-408-0005   What is a cash assistance unit?   (1) For all sections of this chapter:

(a) "We" means the department of social and health services.

(b) "You" means a person that is applying for or getting benefits from the department.

(c) "Assistance unit" or "AU" is the group of people who live together and whose income or resources we count to decide your eligibility for benefits and the amount of benefits you get.

(2) For GA-U, we decide who is in the AU under WAC ((388-480-0010)) 388-408-0010.

(3) For TANF or SFA, we decide who is in the AU by taking the following steps:

(a) We start with who must be in the AU under WAC 388-408-0015;

(b) We add those you choose to have in the AU under WAC 388-408-0025; and

(c) We remove those who are not allowed in the AU under WAC 388-408-0020.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1. 01-03-121, 388-408-0005, filed 1/22/01, effective 3/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-408-0005, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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