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Who is eligible for refugee cash assistance?

(1) To be eligible for refugee cash assistance (RCA), you must:
(a) Provide the name of the voluntary agency (VOLAG) which resettled you;
(b) Meet the immigration status requirements of WAC 388-466-0005;
(c) Meet employment and training requirements of WAC 388-466-0150;
(d) Meet income and resource requirements of WAC 388-466-0140; and
(e) Report changes of circumstances as required under WAC 388-418-0005.
(2) You are not eligible to receive RCA if you:
(a) Are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or supplemental security income;
(b) Have been denied TANF or have been terminated from TANF due to intentional noncompliance with TANF eligibility requirements; or
(c) Are a full-time student in an institution of higher education.
(3) We determine your eligibility and benefit level for RCA using the TANF payment standards under WAC 388-478-0020.
(4) If you are eligible for RCA you may also be eligible for additional requirements for emergent needs under WAC 388-436-0002.
(5) If you meet the requirements of this section you are eligible for refugee cash assistance only during the eight-month period beginning in the first month you entered the United States (WAC 388-466-0120).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057. WSR 04-19-135, § 388-400-0030, filed 9/21/04, effective 10/22/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.04.050, 74.08A.320, and 7 C.F.R. § 400.65, § 400.66, § 400.67, § 400.68, and § 400.69. WSR 02-09-051, § 388-400-0030, filed 4/12/02, effective 5/13/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. WSR 01-06-031, § 388-400-0030, filed 3/2/01, effective 4/1/01; WSR 98-16-044, § 388-400-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]