WSR 18-15-096
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed July 18, 2018, 9:42 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-418-0005 How will I know what changes to report?, 388-470-0005 How do resources affect my eligibility for cash assistance and basic food?, 388-470-0070 How vehicles are counted toward the resource limit for cash assistance, and other related rules as may be required.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, 74.04.005, 74.04.300, and chapter 40, Laws of 2018.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-418-0005, 388-470-0005, 388-470-0070, and any other related rules as may be required to comply with legislation (ESSHB [E2SHB] 1831, chapter 40, Laws of 2018) in order to increase resource limits used to determine cash assistance eligibility to $6,000 and the vehicle equity limit to $10,000.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: DSHS welcomes the public to take part in developing the rules. Anyone interested should contact the staff person identified below. At a later date, DSHS will file a proposal with the office of the code reviser with a notice of proposed rule making. A copy of the proposal will be sent to everyone on the mailing list and to 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 Angela Aikins, P.O. Box 45440, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4784, email
July 17, 2018
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator