PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed June 5, 2019, 9:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-414-0001 Do I have to meet all eligibility requirements for basic food?, 388-418-0005 How will I know what changes to report?, 388-418-0020 How does the department determine the date a change affects my cash and basic food benefits?, 388-470-0005 How do resources affect my eligibility for cash assistance and basic food?, and other related rules as may be required.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Changes planned under this filing will amend WAC 388-414-0001, 388-418-0005, 388-418-0020, 388-470-0005, and other related rules as may be required to comply with recent changes to federal regulations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service enforces the provisions of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The department amends its rules to ensure that they are consistent with federal statutes, regulations, and guidance. Where appropriate, the department may seek waivers of federal requirements.
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 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 Ivette Dones-Figueroa, Program Manager, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4651, fax 360-725-4905, email DonesIM@dshs.wa.gov.
June 4, 2019
Katherine I. Vasquez