SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed November 16, 2021, 6:12 p.m., effective December 17, 2021]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is adopting amendments to WAC 388-474-0020 What can an aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance client expect when supplemental security income (SSI) benefits begin?, to support a corrective action plan and address errors when an ABD client signs an interim assistance reimbursement authorization (IARA). Amendments also intend to support ABD program outcomes and better align with Social Security Administration policies and procedures.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-474-0020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.005
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 21-19-045 on September 10, 2021.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 16, 2021.
Katherine I. Vasquez
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 12-10-042, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12)
WAC 388-474-0020What can an aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance client expect when supplemental security income (SSI) benefits begin?
You may only receive assistance to meet your basic needs from one government source at a time (WAC 388-449-0210). If you are an ABD cash client who begins getting SSI, you should know that:
(1) If you got advance, emergency, or retroactive SSI cash assistance for any period ((where))in which you received ((general assistance (GA), disability lifeline (DL), or)) aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance, you must repay the department the amount of cash assistance paid to you for the matching time period.
(2) When you ((apply for))receive ABD cash and have an SSI application pending with the Social Security Administration, you must sign DSHS ((18-235(X)))18-235, interim assistance reimbursement ((agreement))authorization (IARA), to continue to receive ABD cash assistance.
(3) You cannot use your ABD money to replace money deducted from your SSI check to repay an SSI overpayment.