WSR 06-14-061

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)

[ Filed June 30, 2006, 9:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 388-827-0115 What are the programmatic eligibility requirements for DDD/SSP? and 388-817-0145 How much money will I receive?

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 71A.12.030, 74.04.057.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The amended sections are necessary to expand the population eligible to receive the state supplementary payment (SSP) to include certain individuals in residential settings; to clarify the amount of SSP certain individuals who were previously on traditional family support are eligible to receive; and to establish rules allowing one-time payments to certain individuals. In order to receive federal funding for Title XIX Medicaid, the state is required to expend a certain amount of state supplementary payments (SSP) to meet a yearly maintenance of effort established by the federal Social Security Administration as specified in 20 C.F.R. 416.2099. By adopting these rules, the state will achieve this maintenance of effort.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The department welcomes the public to participate in the development of these rules. At a later date, the department will publish proposed rules for public comment, and a public hearing will be held before the rules are adopted as permanent.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Steve Brink, Program Manager, Division of Developmental Disabilities, P.O. Box 45310, Olympia, WA 98504-5310, phone (360) 725-3416, fax (360) 407-0955, e-mail brinksc@dshs.wa.gov.

June 28, 2006

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

Washington State Code Reviser's Office