SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Purpose: To amend WAC 388-412-0015 General information about your Basic Food allotments, in order to clarify the rule regarding receiving duplicate assistance in two assistance units or two states in the same month for the Basic Food program.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-412-0015.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-13-098 on June 21, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 21, 2004.
Brian H. Lindgren, Manager
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit3421.1
(2) You cannot receive the same type of benefit in:
(a) Two states in the same month;
(b) Two AUs in the same month, unless;
(c) You left the AU to live in a shelter for battered women and children. See WAC 388-408-0045.
(3) If your AU does not have any countable net income, you get the maximum allotment for the number of eligible people in your AU. See WAC 388-478-0060 for the maximum allotments.
(3))) (4) If your AU has countable net income under WAC 388-450-0162, we calculate, your allotment by:
(a) Multiplying your AU's countable net monthly income by thirty percent;
(b) Rounding this amount up to the next whole dollar; and
(c) Subtracting the result from the maximum allotment.
(4))) (5) If we determine you are eligible for Basic
Food, your first month's benefits are from the date you
applied for benefits through the end of the month of your
application. If there was a delay in processing your
application, we determine when your benefits start under WAC 388-406-0055. This is called proration and is based on a
(5))) (6) If you apply for benefits on or after the
sixteenth of the month, and we determine you are eligible for
Basic Food, we issue both your first and second months
benefits in one allotment if you are eligible for both months.
(6))) (7) If your prorated benefits for the first month
are under ten dollars, you will not receive an allotment for
the first month.
(7))) (8) If your AU has one or two members, your
monthly allotment will be at least ten dollars unless:
(a) It is the first month of your certification period;
(b) Your AU is eligible for only a partial month; and
(c) We reduced your first month's allotment below ten
dollars based on the date ((
your)) you became eligible for Basic Food under WAC 388-406-0055.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510. 03-22-038, § 388-412-0015, filed 10/28/03, effective 12/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510 and 74.08.090. 01-18-054, § 388-412-0015, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01; 99-16-024, § 388-412-0015, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-412-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]