WSR 09-14-040

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed June 24, 2009, 1:51 p.m. , effective July 25, 2009 ]


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

Purpose: This rule change is needed to add "child-related transportation" to the payment chart for the consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP). The payment chart identifies types of emergent needs and the maximum available dollar amount by assistance unit that is allowed for that need under CEAP. Transportation for a minor, not in foster care, to a home where care will be provided by a family member or approved caretaker is allowed as an emergent need under WAC 388-436-0015 Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP). Child-related transportation is currently not identified in the payment chart.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-436-0050.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.660.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-10-039 on April 30, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 22, 2009.

Stephanie E. Schiller

Rules Coordinator

4094.1
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-18-009, filed 8/22/08, effective 9/22/08)

WAC 388-436-0050   Determining financial need and benefit amount for CEAP.   (1) To be eligible for CEAP assistance, the assistance unit's nonexcluded income, minus allowable deductions, must be less than ninety percent of the TANF payment standard for households with shelter costs. The net income limit for CEAP assistance units is:


Assistance

Unit Members

Net Income Limit
1 $ 323
2 407
3 505
4 594
5 685
6 779
7 900
8 or more 996

(2) The assistance unit's allowable amount of need is the lesser of:

(a) The TANF payment standard, based on assistance unit size, for households with shelter costs as specified under WAC 388-478-0020; or

(b) The assistance unit's actual emergent need, not to exceed maximum allowable amounts, for the following items:

Need Item: Maximum allowable amount by assistance unit size:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 or more
Food $217 $276 $341 $402 $463 $526 $600 $664
Shelter 265 334 416 490 564 639 740 818
Clothing 31 39 48 57 65 75 85 96
Minor Medical Care 184 234 290 341 393 444 516 570
Utilities 89 113 140 164 189 216 250 276
Household maintenance 65 83 103 121 140 159 183 202
Job related transportation 359 453 562 661 762 866 1000 1107
Child related transportation 359 453 562 661 762 866 1000 1107

(3) The assistance unit's CEAP payment is determined by computing the difference between the allowable amount of need, as determined under subsection (2) of this section, and the total of:

(a) The assistance unit's net income, as determined under subsection (1) of this section;

(b) Cash on hand, if not already counted as income; and

(c) The value of other nonexcluded resources available to the assistance unit.

(4) The assistance unit is not eligible for CEAP if the amount of income and resources, as determined in subsection (3) of this section, is equal to or exceeds its allowable amount of need.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. 08-18-009, 388-436-0050, filed 8/22/08, effective 9/22/08; 98-16-044, 388-436-0050, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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