WSR 21-22-033
[Filed October 26, 2021, 10:54 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: RCW 82.08.0206 ExemptionsWorking familiesEligible low-income personsPenalties.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 82.32.300, 82.08.0206.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department intends to create a rule to clarify eligibility requirements and program administration standards, including application submission procedures. The department is soliciting public comments on possible rule-making considerations relating to a number of topics including, but not limited to: Proof of identification, proof of state residency, proof of income, verification of qualifying children, determination of application due dates of original and amended claims, and preferred communication channels.
Process for Developing New Rule: The department intends to reach out to relevant stakeholders and community groups, along with eligible individuals, to participate in the rule-making process. All stakeholders in this rule making may contact the individual listed below. The public may participate by providing written comments throughout this rule making or by giving oral testimony at the public meeting or public hearing.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Chelsea Brenegan, P.O. Box 47453, Olympia, WA 98504-7453, phone 360-534-1530, email, website
Additional comments: No preliminary rule draft is available at this time. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email and should be directed to Chelsea Brenegan using one of the contact methods above. Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., virtual. Contact Keith Dacus ( for dial-in/login information.
October 26, 2021
Atif Aziz
Rules Coordiantor