PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed June 22, 2021, 3:55 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department is planning to amend WAC 388-474-0020 What can an aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance client expect when supplemental security income (SSI) benefits begin?, and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.005
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Planned amendments are necessary to support a corrective action plan and address errors when an ABD client signs an interim assistance reimbursement authorization. Amendments are also intended to support ABD program outcomes and better align with Social Security Administration policies and procedures.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The community services division will coordinate review of proposed rule making with the Social Security Administration.
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 Lorraine Peterson, Economic Services Administration, Community Services Division, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 509-406-3417, fax 509-454-4389, email Lorraine.Peterson@dshs.wa.gov.
June 22, 2021
Katherine I. Vasquez