WSR 23-24-068
(Economic Services Administration)
[Filed December 4, 2023, 1:11 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The department of social and health services (DSHS) is planning to amend WAC 388-478-0055 How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)? and other related rules as appropriate.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, and 74.08A.250.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Federal law (C.F.R. 20 § 416.2095 through § 416.2099) requires DSHS to maintain a minimum threshold of state spending towards supplemental security income state supplement payment benefits each calendar year in order to continue to draw down federal medicaid funds. DSHS may propose modifying rules in order to stay within available state funds to support this spending requirement. As needed, planned amendments will make additional changes required to improve clarity, update policy, or better align rule language with state and federal law or regulations.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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 Gary Fryer, P.O. Box 45470, Olympia, WA 98504-5470, phone 253-720-5306, fax 360-725-4905, email
December 4, 2023
Katherine I. Vasquez
Rules Coordinator