WSR 19-06-042
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed March 4, 2019, 9:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-412-0025 How do I receive my benefits?; and other related rules as may be required to add another option of payment issuance method for ongoing additional requirements (OAR) and clothing and personal incidentals (CPI).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The planned amendments will change how OAR and CPI payments are issued. Currently these payments are made by warrant, but effective October 1, 2019, recipients will have an addtional [additional] option of receiving the payments by direct deposit. The planned amendments will make these benefits more easily accessible for recipients.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department of social and health services (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 Sarah Garcia, Policy Program Manager, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4949, fax 360-725-4905, email
February 28, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator