WSR 05-22-069



(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed October 31, 2005, 4:28 p.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-450-0055 How does money from other agencies or organizations count against my benefits?

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, and 74.08.090.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amendments will more clearly explain the department policy on the treatment of needs-based assistance payments from other agencies when determining eligibility for cash, medical, and food assistance programs.

     Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the Office of the Code Reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to anyone who requests a copy.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Ebben, Policy Analyst, Division of Employment and Assistance Programs, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone (360) 725-4618, fax (360) 493-3493, e-mail

October 27, 2005

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit