WSR 09-18-079

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)

[ Filed August 31, 2009, 10:56 a.m. , effective October 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: October 1, 2009.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-450-0175 in order to align the general assistance earned income deductions with RCW 74.04.266 General assistance -- Earned income exemption to be established for unemployable persons, and the earned income incentive offered under the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) program as mandated by ESHB 1244, chapter 564, as passed the legislature in 2009.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-450-0175.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.266, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.510.

Other Authority: Chapter 564, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 1244).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-15-160 on July 21, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: August 28, 2009.

Stephanie E. Vaughn

Rules Coordinator

4127.2
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-12-031, filed 5/29/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 388-450-0175   Does the department offer an income deduction for the general assistance program as an incentive for clients to work?   The department gives ((special)) a deduction((s)) to people who receive income from work while receiving general assistance. The deduction((s apply)) applies to general assistance cash benefits only. We allow the following income deduction((s)) when we determine the amount of your benefits:

(1) ((We subtract eighty-five dollars plus one half of the remainder of your monthly gross earned income as an incentive to employment.

(2) We also subtract an amount equal to twenty percent of your gross earned income to allow for work expenses)) We only count fifty percent of your monthly gross earned income. We do this to encourage you to work.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, and Title 45 C.F.R., Part 261.2 as published in Federal Register on June 29, 2006. 08-12-031, 388-450-0175, filed 5/29/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090. 06-07-078, 388-450-0175, filed 3/13/06, effective 5/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-450-0175, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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