CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
[Filed December 21, 2020, 2:47 p.m., effective January 21, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Institute a cap of $115 for copayments paid by families who participate in working connections and seasonal child care programs.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 110-15-0075.
Other Authority: Chapter 43.215
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-22-040 on October 27, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: December 21, 2020.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-14-078, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18)
WAC 110-15-0075Determining income eligibility and copayment amounts.
(1) ((DSHS))DCYF takes the following steps to determine a consumer's eligibility and copayment, whether care is provided under a WCCC voucher or contract:
(a) Determine the consumer's family size (under WAC ((170-290-0015))110-15-0015); and
(b) Determine the consumer's countable income (under WAC ((170-290-0065))110-15-0065).
(2) ((DSHS))DCYF calculates the consumer's copayment as follows:
IF A CONSUMER'S
THEN THE CONSUMER'S COPAYMENT IS:
(a) At or below 82% of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG).
(b) Above 82% of the FPG up to 137.5% of the FPG.
(c) Above 137.5% of the FPG through 200% of the FPG.
The dollar amount equal to subtracting 137.5% of the FPG from countable income, multiplying by 50%, then adding $65, up to a maximum of $115.
(3) ((DSHS))DCYF does not prorate the copayment when a consumer uses care for part of a month.
(4) The FPG is updated every year. The WCCC eligibility level is updated at the same time every year to remain current with the FPG.