WSR 07-02-068

EMERGENCY RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed December 29, 2006, 8:51 a.m. , effective January 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2007.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-478-0015 Need standards for cash assistance, in order to revise the basic need standard for cash assistance. The amendments will update need standards based on the 2007 forecast. The rule change is being concurrently amended through the regular adoption process (see WSR 06-24-006).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090.

Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that state or federal law or federal rule or a federal deadline for state receipt of federal funds requires immediate adoption of a rule.

Reasons for this Finding: DSHS is required by RCW 74.04.770 to establish standards of need for cash assistance programs on an annual basis. This WAC section is being concurrently amended through the regular adoption process.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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, 2006.

Andy Fernando, Manager

Rules and Policies Assistance Unit

3815.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-05-102, filed 2/14/06, effective 3/17/06)

WAC 388-478-0015   Need standards for cash assistance.   The need standards for cash assistance units are:

(1) For assistance units with obligation to pay shelter costs:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $ ((989)) 1,016
2 ((1,251)) 1,285
3 ((1,545)) 1,587
4 ((1,823)) 1,873
5 ((2,101)) 2,158
6 ((2,379)) 2,444
7 (( 2,749)) 2,825
8 ((3,043)) 3,126
9 (( 3,336)) 3,428
10 or more ((3,630)) 3,729

(2) For assistance units with shelter provided at no cost:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $ ((528)) 546
2 ((668)) 691
3 ((825)) 853
4 (( 973)) 1,007
5 ((1,122)) 1,161
6 ((1,270)) 1,314
7 ((1,468)) 1,519
8 ((1,625)) 1,681
9 ((1,782)) 1,843
10 or more ((1,939)) 2,005

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. 06-05-102, 388-478-0015, filed 2/14/06, effective 3/17/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090. 05-22-077 and 05-23-012, 388-478-0015, filed 10/31/05 and 11/4/05, effective 1/1/06; 05-01-074, 388-478-0015, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.770, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057. 03-24-059, 388-478-0015, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04; 03-23-116, 388-478-0015, filed 11/18/03, effective 12/19/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.510, and 74.04.770. 02-23-029, 388-478-0015, filed 11/12/02, effective 12/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.200. 01-11-108, 388-478-0015, filed 5/21/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.200. 99-04-056, 388-478-0015, filed 1/29/99, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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