WSR 07-21-075

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed October 16, 2007, 7:45 a.m. , effective November 16, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-444-0025 Food stamp employment and training -- Payments for FS E&T related expenses, to allow participants in FS E&T programs to be eligible for dependent care payments for dependent children age zero to twelve years of age as allowed under Title 7 C.F.R. 273.7 (d)(4)(i). Under the current rule, only participants with a dependent child age six through twelve qualifies for dependent care payments.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-444-0025.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-17-108 on August 17, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: October 15, 2007.

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

3839.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-16-044, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98)

WAC 388-444-0025   Payments for FS E&T related expenses.   (1) Some of a client's actual expenses needed to participate in the FS E&T program may be paid by the department. Allowable expenses are:

(a) Transportation related costs; and

(b) Dependent care costs for each dependent ((six)) through twelve years of age.

(2) Dependent care payments are not paid if:

(a) The child is thirteen years of age or older unless the child is:

(i) Physically and/or mentally incapable of self-care; or

(ii) Under court order requiring adult supervision; or

(b) Any member in the food assistance unit provides the dependent care.

(3) Dependent care payments paid by the department cannot be claimed as an expense and used in calculating the dependent care deduction as provided in WAC 388-450-0185.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-444-0025, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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