SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Health and Recovery Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The purpose of the rule is to strike the duplicative word "other" in WAC 388-475-0300(4), and correct a cross-reference in WAC 388-475-0300(6) from "in chapters 388-531 and 388-515 WAC" to "in chapters 388-513 and 388-515 WAC." The rule remains unchanged.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-475-0300.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Other Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.09.500.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-111 on August 20, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: November 17, 2008.
Stephanie E. Schiller
(2) An excluded resource converted to another excluded resource remains excluded.
(3) Cash received from the sale of an excluded resource becomes a countable resource the first of the month following conversion unless the cash is;
(a) Used to replace the excluded resource; or
(b) Invested in another excluded resource in the same month or within the longer time allowed for home sales under WAC 388-475-0350; or
(4) The unspent portion of a nonrecurring lump sum
payment is counted as a resource on the first of the month
following its receipt with the following exception: The
unspent portion of any Title II (SSA) or Title XVI (SSI)
retroactive payment is excluded as a resource for nine months
following the month of receipt. These exclusions apply to
lump sums received by the client, client's spouse or ((
other)) any other
person who is financially responsible for the client.
(5) Clients applying for SSI-related medical coverage for long-term care (LTC) services must meet different resource rules. See chapter 388-513 WAC for LTC resource rules.
(6) The transfer of a resource without adequate
consideration does not affect medical program eligibility
except for LTC services described in chapters ((
388-513 and 388-515 WAC. In those programs, the transfer may
make a client ineligible for medical benefits for a period of
time. See WAC 388-513-1363 through 388-513-1366 for LTC
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.09.500. 08-14-048, § 388-475-0300, filed 6/24/08, effective 7/25/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090. 04-09-002, § 388-475-0300, filed 4/7/04, effective 6/1/04.]