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WAC 388-400-0005

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Who is eligible for temporary assistance for needy families?

(1) You can get temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), if you:
(a) Can be in a TANF/SFA assistance unit as allowed under WAC 388-408-0015 through 388-408-0030;
(b) Meet the citizenship/alien status requirements of WAC 388-424-0010;
(c) Live in the state of Washington. A child must live with a caretaker relative, guardian, or custodian who meets the state residency requirements of WAC 388-468-0005;
(d) Do not live in a public institution unless specifically allowed under RCW 74.08.025;
(e) Meet TANF/SFA:
(i) Income requirements under chapter 388-450 WAC;
(ii) Resource requirements under chapter 388-470 WAC; and
(iii) Transfer of property requirements under chapter 388-488 WAC.
(f) Assign your rights to child support as required under WAC 388-422-0005;
(g) Cooperate with the division of child support (DCS) as required under WAC 388-422-0010 by helping them:
(i) Prove who is the father of children applying for or getting TANF or SFA; and
(ii) Collect child support.
(h) Tell us your Social Security number as required under WAC 388-476-0005;
(i) Cooperate in a review of your eligibility as required under WAC 388-434-0005;
(j) Cooperate in a quality assurance review as required under WAC 388-464-0001;
(k) Participate in the WorkFirst program as required under chapter 388-310 WAC;
(l) Report changes of circumstances as required under WAC 388-418-0005; and
(m) Complete a mid-certification review and provide proof of any changes as required under WAC 388-418-0011.
(2) If you are an adult, you must have an eligible child living with you or you must be pregnant and meet the requirements of WAC 388-462-0010.
(3) If you are an unmarried pregnant teen or teen parent:
(a) Your living arrangements must meet the requirements of WAC 388-486-0005; and
(b) You must attend school as required under WAC 388-486-0010.
(4) In addition to rules listed in subsection (1) of this section, a child must meet the following rules to get TANF:
(a) Meet the age requirements under WAC 388-404-0005; and
(b) Live in the home of a relative, court-ordered guardian, court-ordered custodian, or other adult acting in loco parentis as required under WAC 388-454-0005; or
(c) If the child lives with a parent or other adult relative that provides care for the child, that adult cannot have used up their sixty-month lifetime limit of TANF or SFA cash benefits as defined in WAC 388-484-0005; or
(d) If the child lives with a parent who provides care for the child, that adult cannot have been permanently disqualified from receiving TANF/SFA due to noncompliance sanction as defined in WAC 388-310-1600.
(5) You cannot get TANF if you have been:
(a) Convicted of certain felonies and other crimes under WAC 388-442-0010; or
(b) Convicted of unlawful practices to get public assistance under WAC 388-446-0005 or 388-446-0010.
(6) If you are a client in a household which is eligible for a tribal TANF program, you cannot receive state and tribal TANF in the same month.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.025, 74.08.090, chapters 74.08A and 74.12 RCW, and 2011 c 42. WSR 11-22-042, § 388-400-0005, filed 10/27/11, effective 12/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090. WSR 06-13-043, § 388-400-0005, filed 6/15/06, effective 7/17/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 05-14-100, § 388-400-0005, filed 6/30/05, effective 7/31/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510 and 2004 c 54. WSR 04-23-027, § 388-400-0005, filed 11/8/04, effective 12/9/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 04-15-057, § 388-400-0005, filed 7/13/04, effective 8/13/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1. WSR 01-03-121, § 388-400-0005, filed 1/22/01, effective 3/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.510. WSR 00-05-007, § 388-400-0005, filed 2/4/00, effective 3/6/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. WSR 98-16-044, § 388-400-0005, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]