General information about your cash benefits.

(1) Each separate cash assistance unit (AU) gets a separate benefit amount. If several AUs live in the same house, each AU gets a separate benefit amount.
(2) You cannot receive the same type of benefits in:
(a) Two states in the same month; or
(b) Two AUs in the same month; unless
(c) You left the AU to live in a shelter for battered women and children. See WAC 388-408-0045.
(3) If you are married and both you and your spouse get aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) assistance, you and your spouse are one AU.
(4) Your grant is rounded down to the next whole dollar amount unless:
(a) You get a clothing and personal incidental (CPI) allowance; or
(b) Your benefits are reduced to pay an overpayment.
(5) We do not issue any cash benefits if you are eligible for less than ten dollars unless:
(a) You get a CPI allowance;
(b) Your benefits are reduced to pay an overpayment; or
(c) You get supplemental social security (SSI) interim assistance payments.
(6) You may use your cash benefits to pay for basic living expenses as detailed under WAC 388-412-0046 (1)(c).
(7) You may not use your electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards or cash obtained with EBT cards for any of the activities specified under WAC 388-412-0046 (1)(d).
(8) If you choose to withdraw your cash benefits using an automated teller machine (ATM), our EBT vendor may charge a fee for the transaction in addition to any charges by the bank or ATM owner.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.04.0052, 74.04.655, 74.08.043, 74.08.335 and 2011 1st sp.s. c 36. WSR 12-06-070, § 388-412-0005, filed 3/6/12, effective 4/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.510, 74.04.770, 74.12.260, 74.08.580, 9.91.142, 7 C.F.R. 273.16, the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 as amended and 42 U.S.C. 601a; and 2011 c 42. WSR 11-19-047, § 388-412-0005, filed 9/13/11, effective 10/14/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 05-02-015, § 388-412-0005, filed 12/27/04, effective 1/27/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510 and 74.08.090. WSR 01-18-054, § 388-412-0005, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01; WSR 99-16-024, § 388-412-0005, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and S. 825, Public Law 104-193, Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. WSR 99-02-039, § 388-412-0005, filed 12/31/98, effective 1/31/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. WSR 98-16-044, § 388-412-0005, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]
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