A gift is an item furnished to a client without work or cost on his or her part.
(1) A cash gift is a gift that is furnished as money, cash, checks or any other readily negotiable form.
(a) For cash assistance and medical programs for children, pregnant women and families, cash gifts totaling no more than thirty dollars per calendar quarter for each assistance unit member are disregarded as income.
(b) For food assistance programs:
(i) Cash gifts to the assistance unit are excluded if they total thirty dollars or less per quarter;
(ii) Cash gifts in excess of thirty dollars per quarter are counted in full as unearned income.
(2) For cash assistance and medical programs for children, pregnant women and families, and food assistance, a noncash gift is treated as a resource.
(a) If the gift is a countable resource, its value is added to the value of the client's existing countable resources and the client's eligibility is redetermined as specified in chapter 388-470
(b) If the gift is an excluded or noncountable resource, it does not affect the client's eligibility or benefit level.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.09.080, and 74.09.415. 02-17-030, § 388-450-0065, filed 8/12/02, effective 9/12/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510. 99-16-024, § 388-450-0065, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-450-0065, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]