Chapter 388-473 WAC

Last Update: 12/26/14

ONGOING ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

WAC Sections

388-473-0010What are ongoing additional requirements and how do I qualify?
388-473-0020When do we authorize meals as an ongoing additional requirement?
388-473-0040Food for service animals as an ongoing additional requirement.
388-473-0050Telephone services as an ongoing additional requirement.
388-473-0060Laundry as an ongoing additional requirement.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
388-473-0030Home-delivered meals as an ongoing additional requirement. [Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 00-15-053, § 388-473-0030, filed 7/17/00, effective 9/1/00.] Repealed by WSR 05-19-059, filed 9/16/05, effective 10/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090.


388-473-0010
What are ongoing additional requirements and how do I qualify?

"Ongoing additional requirement" means a need beyond essential food, clothing, and shelter needs and is necessary to help you continue living independently.
(1) We may authorize ongoing additional requirement benefits if you are active in one of the following programs:
(a) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), or tribal TANF;
(b) State family assistance (SFA);
(c) Pregnant women assistance (PWA);
(d) Refugee cash;
(e) Aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance; or
(f) Supplemental security income (SSI).
(2) You apply for an ongoing additional requirement benefit by notifying staff who maintain your cash assistance that you need additional help to live independently.
(3) We authorize ongoing additional requirement benefits only when we determine the item is essential to you. We make the decision based on proof you provide of:
(a) The circumstances that create the need; and
(b) How the need affects your health, safety and ability to continue to live independently.
(4) We authorize ongoing additional requirement benefits by increasing your monthly cash assistance benefit.
(5) We use the following review cycle table to decide when to review your need for the additional benefit(s).
REVIEW CYCLE
Program
Frequency (Months)
TANF/RCA
6 Months
ABD
12 Months
SSI
24 Months
All
Any time need or circumstances are expected to change
(6) Monthly payment standards for ongoing additional requirements are described under WAC 388-478-0050.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.62.030, 41.05.021, 74.09.035, 74.09.530, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 15, 2013 2nd sp.s. c 10, and the 2013 biennial budget. WSR 15-02-006, § 388-473-0010, filed 12/26/14, effective 1/26/15. 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 12-10-042, § 388-473-0010, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 05-19-059, § 388-473-0010, filed 9/16/05, effective 10/17/05; WSR 01-01-070, § 388-473-0010, filed 12/12/00, effective 2/1/01; WSR 00-15-053, § 388-473-0010, filed 7/17/00, effective 9/1/00.]



388-473-0020
When do we authorize meals as an ongoing additional requirement?

(1) We authorize additional requirement benefits for meals when we decide all of the following conditions are true:
(a) You meet the criteria in WAC 388-473-0020;
(b) You are physically or mentally impaired in your ability to prepare meals; and
(c) Getting help with meals would meet your nutrition or health needs and is not available to you through another federal or state source; such as the community options program entry system (COPES), medicaid personal care (MPC), or informal support, such as a relative or volunteer.
(2) When we decide to provide meals as an additional requirement, we choose whether to authorize this benefit as restaurant meals or home-delivered meals.
(3) We authorize restaurant meals when:
(a) You are unable to prepare some of your meals;
(b) You have some physical ability to leave your home; and
(c) Home-delivered meals are not available or would be more expensive.
(4) We authorize home-delivered meals when:
(a) You are unable to prepare any of your meals;
(b) You are physically limited in your ability to leave your home; and
(c) Home-delivered meals are available.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 05-19-059, § 388-473-0020, filed 9/16/05, effective 10/17/05; WSR 00-15-053, § 388-473-0020, filed 7/17/00, effective 9/1/00.]



388-473-0040
Food for service animals as an ongoing additional requirement.

(1) A "service animal" is an animal that is trained for the purpose of assisting or accommodating a person with a disability's sensory, mental, or physical disability.
(2) We authorize benefits for food for a service animal if we decide the animal is necessary for your health and safety and supports your ability to continue to live independently.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 49.60.040. WSR 07-10-043, § 388-473-0040, filed 4/26/07, effective 5/27/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 00-15-053, § 388-473-0040, filed 7/17/00, effective 9/1/00.]



388-473-0050
Telephone services as an ongoing additional requirement.

We authorize benefits for telephone services when we decide:
(1) Without a telephone, your life would be endangered, you could not live independently, or you would require a more expensive type of personal care; and
(2) You have applied for the Washington telephone assistance program (WTAP) through your local telephone company.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 00-15-053, § 388-473-0050, filed 7/17/00, effective 9/1/00.]



388-473-0060
Laundry as an ongoing additional requirement.

We authorize benefits for laundry when we decide:
(1) You are not physically able to do your own laundry; or
(2) You do not have laundry facilities that are accessible to you due to your physical limitations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 00-15-053, § 388-473-0060, filed 7/17/00, effective 9/1/00.]