WSR 20-15-119
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed July 17, 2020, 1:57 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)?; 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, 74.08.090.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department may propose modifying rules in order to stay within available funds. Federal law (C.F.R. 20 § 416.2095 through § 416.2099) requires the department to maintain the total amount of supplemental security income state supplement benefits spending at the same level each calendar year, without an increase or decrease in total spending.
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 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 Olga Walker, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 360-725-4641, fax 360-725-4904, email
July 17, 2020
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator