SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Aging and Disability Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-513-1340 Determining excluded income for long-term care (LTC) services, as follows:
• Adding interest or dividend income as an exclusion, except for the community spouse of an institutionalized client.
• Adding current child support payments received from an absent parent for a minor child who is not institutionalized.
• Removing exclusions based on federal rules.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-513-1340.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, 74.09.530.
Other Authority: Social Security Act § 1611, 1902; C.F.R. 435.725.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-06-079 on March 3, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: April 15, 2009.
Stephanie E. Schiller
(1) Crime victim's compensation;
(2) Earned income tax credit (EITC);
(3) Native American benefits excluded by federal statute (refer to WAC 388-450-0040);
(4) Tax rebates or special payments excluded by other statutes;
(5) Any public agency's refund of taxes paid on real property and/or on food;
(6) Supplemental security income (SSI) and certain state public assistance based on financial need;
(7) The amount a representative payee charges to provide services when the services are a requirement for the client to receive the income;
(8) The amount of expenses necessary for a client to receive compensation, e.g., legal fees necessary to obtain settlement funds;
(9) Any portion of a grant, scholarship, or fellowship used to pay tuition, fees, and/or other necessary educational expenses at any educational institution;
(10) Child support payments received from an absent
parent for a ((
minor)) child (( who is not institutionalized))
living in the home are considered the income of the child;
The amount of expenses related to impairments of a
permanently and totally disabled client that allow the client
(12) The amount of expenses related to blindness that allow the client to work;
(13))) Self-employment income allowed as a deduction by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS);
(14))) (12) Payments to prevent fuel cut-offs and to
promote energy efficiency that are excluded by federal
(15))) (13) Assistance (other than wages or salary)
received under the Older Americans Act;
(16))) (14) Assistance (other than wages or salary)
received under the foster grandparent program;
(17))) (15) Certain cash payments a client receives
from a governmental or nongovernmental medical or social
service agency to pay for medical or social services;
(18))) (16) Interest earned on excluded burial funds
and any appreciation in the value of an excluded burial
arrangement that are left to accumulate and become part of the
separately identified burial funds set aside;
(19))) (17) Tax exempt payments received by Alaska
natives under the Alaska Native Settlement Act established by
(20))) (18) Compensation provided to volunteers in
ACTION programs under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of
1973 established by P.L. 93-113;
(21))) (19) Payments made from the Agent Orange
Settlement Fund or any other funds to settle Agent Orange
liability claims established by P.L. 101-201;
(22))) (20) Payments made under section six of the
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act established by P.L.
(23))) (21) Restitution payment, and interest earned on
such payment to a civilian of Japanese or Aleut ancestry
established by P.L. 100-383;
(24))) (22) Payments made under sections 500 through
506 of the Austrian General Social Insurance Act;
(25))) (23) Payments made from Susan Walker v. Bayer
Corporation, et, al., 95-C-5024 (N.D. Ill.) (May 8, 1997)
(26))) (24) Payments made from the Ricky Ray Hemophilia
Relief Fund Act of 1998 established by P.L. 105-369;
(27))) (25) Payments made under the Disaster Relief and
Emergency Assistance Act established by P.L. 100-387;
(28))) (26) Payments made under the Netherlands' Act on
Benefits for Victims of Persecution (WUV);
(29))) (27) Payments made to certain survivors of the
Holocaust under the Federal Republic of Germany's Law for
Compensation of National Socialist Persecution or German
(30) Interest earned from payments described in
subsections (24) through (29) is considered available and
counted as nonexcluded income)) (28) Interest or dividends
received by the client is excluded as income. Interest or
dividends received by the community spouse of an institutional
individual is counted as income of the community spouse.
Dividends and interest are returns on capital investments such
as stocks, bond, or savings accounts. Institutional status is
defined in WAC 388-513-1320;
(31))) (29) Income received by an ineligible or
nonapplying spouse from a governmental agency for services
provided to an eligible client, e.g., chore services;
(32))) (30) Department of Veterans Affairs benefits
(a) The veteran's dependent;
(b) Unusual medical expenses, aid and attendance
allowance, and housebound allowance, with the exception
described in subsection ((
(33))) (31) Benefits described in subsection
(( (32)(b))) (30)(b) for a client who resides in a state
veterans' home and has no dependents are excluded when
determining eligibility, but are considered available when
determining participation in the cost of care.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 42 C.F.R. 435.601, 42 C.F.R. 435.725-726, and Sections 4715 and 4735 of the Federal Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33) (H.R. 2015). 00-01-087, § 388-513-1340, filed 12/14/99, effective 1/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and Title XIX State Agency Letter #94-33. 95-02-028 (Order 3819), § 388-513-1340, filed 12/28/94, effective 1/28/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090. 94-10-065 (Order 3732), § 388-513-1340, filed 5/3/94, effective 6/3/94. Formerly WAC 388-95-340 (part).]