WSR 15-08-063
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed March 27, 2015, 1:58 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 15-03-073.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The department is proposing to create WAC 388-478-0006 The clothing, personal maintenance, and necessary incidentals (CPI) payment standard for cash assistance.
Hearing Location(s): DSHS Headquarters, Office Building, 1115 Washington, Olympia, WA 98504 (public parking at 11th and Jefferson. A map is available at, on May 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: Not earlier than May 6, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: DSHS Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 45850, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 664-6185, by 5:00 p.m., May 5, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jeff Kildahl, DSHS rules consultant, by TTY (360) 664-6178 or (360) 664-6092 or e-mail
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The economic services administration, community services division is proposing to create WAC 388-478-0006, establishing the clothing, personal maintenance, and necessary incidentals (CPI) payment standard for cash assistance programs. RCW 74.04.770 provides the department with authority to establish cash assistance payment standards.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Currently, the department relies on WAC 182-515-1500 and 182-513-1300 to establish CPI payment standards for cash assistance. The health care authority plans to repeal both rules, since they pertain directly to cash assistance. The department is proposing to establish CPI standards in WAC 388-478-0006.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.770, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.62.030.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of social and health services, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Daisha Gomillion, 712 Pear Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 725-4781.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule change does not have an economic impact on small businesses.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This proposed rule change is exempt as allowed in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vii) which states in part, "this section does not apply to … rules of the department of social and health services relating only to client medical or financial eligibility and rules concerning liability for care of dependents."
March 24, 2015
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator
WAC 388-478-0006 The clothing, personal maintenance, and necessary incidentals (CPI) payment standard for cash assistance.
Payment standards for assistance units (AU) in certain facilities and medical institutions are based on the need for clothing, personal maintenance, and necessary incidentals (CPI).
(1) The CPI cash assistance payment standard for recipients of cash assistance is:
(a) Forty-one dollars and sixty-two cents for eligible persons in medical institutions as defined in WAC 182-500-0050; or
(b) Thirty-eight dollars and eighty-four cents for eligible persons in one of the following facilities as defined in WAC 182-513-1100:
(i) Adult residential care (ARC) facility;
(ii) Adult residential rehabilitation centers (ARRC);
(iii) Adult residential treatment facility (ARTF);
(iv) Enhanced adult residential care facility (EARC); or
(v) Developmental disability administration (DDA) group home facilities.
(2) Refer to WAC 388-478-0010 when living situation is other than the medical institutions defined in WAC 182-500-0050 and group facilities defined in WAC 182-513-1100.