PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
[Filed July 12, 2018, 1:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 182-512-0550 SSI-related medical—All other excluded resources and 182-512-0700 SSI-related medical—Income eligibility.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The agency plans to replace references to retirement, survivors, disability insurance and Social Security disability insurance with old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI). This change is to provide consistent references to the OASDI benefits provided under Title II of the Social Security Act in the agency's supplemental security income-related income and resource rules for medicaid. Both of these WAC refer to the same three types of benefits that the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays to eligible beneficiaries. A person who receives one or more of these cash payments is automatically related by category to one or more medicaid eligibility groups. A common term for these SSA benefits is the OASDI program.
Process for Developing New Rule: The agency welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, the agency will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Amy Emerson, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, phone 360-725-1348, fax 360-586-9727, Telecommunication relay services (TRS) 711, email email@example.com, web site www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/rulemaking.
July 12, 2018