SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Economic Services Administration)
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The department is amending WAC 388-408-0020 to clarify assistance unit rules for TANF and SFA.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 388-408-0020.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-23-077 on November 16, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 1, 2010.
Katherine I. Vasquez
(1) We do not include the following people in your TANF or SFA AU:
An adopted child if:
(i) The child gets federal, state, or local adoption assistance; and
(ii) Including the child in the AU and counting the adoption assistance income would reduce your AU's benefits.
(b))) A minor parent or child who has been placed in Title IV-E, state, or locally-funded foster care unless the placement is a temporary absence under WAC 388-454-0015;
(c))) (b) An adult parent in a two-parent household
(i) The other parent is unmarried and under the age of eighteen; and
(ii) We decide that your living arrangement is not appropriate under WAC 388-486-0005.
(d))) (c) A court-ordered guardian, court-ordered
custodian, or other adult acting in loco parentis (in the
place of a parent) if they are not a relative of one of the
children in the AU as defined under WAC 388-454-0010; or
(e))) (d) Someone who gets SSI benefits.
(2) If someone that lives with you cannot be in the AU:
(a) We do not count them as a member of the AU when we determine the AU's payment standard; and
(b) We do not count their income unless they are financially responsible for a member of the AU under WAC 388-450-0095 through 388-450-0130.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1. 01-03-121, § 388-408-0020, 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. 00-05-007, § 388-408-0020, filed 2/4/00, effective 3/6/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-408-0020, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]