WSR 11-01-121

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed December 20, 2010, 10:20 a.m. , effective January 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2011.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: These rules become permanent effective January 1, 2011, which is less than thirty-one days after filing. RCW 34.05.380 (3)(a) states that a rule may become effective on a subsequent earlier date if the action is required by state or federal constitution, a statue [statute] or court order. DSHS is required by RCW 74.04.770 to establish standards of need for cash programs on [an] annual basis.

Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-478-0015, need standards for cash assistance, in order to revise basic need standards for cash assistance based on the 2010 forecast. RCW 74.04.770 requires the department of social and health services to annually establish consolidated standards of need.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-478-0015.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-22-119 on November 3, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: December 17, 2010.

Katherine I. Vasquez

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-04-111, filed 2/3/10, effective 3/6/10)

WAC 388-478-0015   Need standards for cash assistance.   The need standards for cash assistance units are:

(1) For assistance units with obligation to pay shelter costs:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $((1,159)) 1,128
2 ((1,467)) 1,428
3 ((1,811)) 1,763
4 ((2,137)) 2,080
5 ((2,462)) 2,397
6 ((2,788)) 2,715
7 ((3,223)) 3,138
8 ((3,567)) 3,472
9 ((3,911)) 3,807
10 or more ((4,255)) 4,142

(2) For assistance units with shelter provided at no cost:


Assistance Unit Size Need Standard
1 $((603)) 583
2 ((762)) 737
3 ((941)) 910
4 ((1,111)) 1,074
5 ((1,280)) 1,238
6 ((1,450)) 1,402
7 ((1,676)) 1,621
8 ((1,854)) 1,794
9 ((2,033)) 1,967
10 or more ((2,212)) 2,139

[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090. 10-04-111, 388-478-0015, filed 2/3/10, effective 3/6/10; 08-24-070, 388-478-0015, filed 12/1/08, effective 1/1/09; 07-24-033, 388-478-0015, filed 11/30/07, effective 12/31/07; 07-06-066, 388-478-0015, filed 3/5/07, effective 4/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. 06-05-102, 388-478-0015, filed 2/14/06, effective 3/17/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, and 74.08.090. 05-22-077 and 05-23-012, 388-478-0015, filed 10/31/05 and 11/4/05, effective 1/1/06; 05-01-074, 388-478-0015, filed 12/9/04, effective 1/9/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.770, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057. 03-24-059, 388-478-0015, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04; 03-23-116, 388-478-0015, filed 11/18/03, effective 12/19/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.510, and 74.04.770. 02-23-029, 388-478-0015, filed 11/12/02, effective 12/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.200. 01-11-108, 388-478-0015, filed 5/21/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.200. 99-04-056, 388-478-0015, filed 1/29/99, effective 3/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, 388-478-0015, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]

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