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WAC 388-891A-1179

When may DVR pay for vehicle repairs?

In order for DVR to pay for a vehicle repair you must meet the conditions for DVR to pay for a VR service as outlined in WAC 388-891A-1100, the conditions for DVR to pay for services that facilitate your driving in WAC 388-891A-1172, and the following additional conditions:
(1) Your transportation needs are such that the least cost option that is adequate to meet your needs requires the repair of the vehicle.
(2) You must provide DVR with documentation that shows you are the registered owner of the vehicle, with current vehicle insurance, and a valid driver's license. You and your DVR counselor may request an exception to this requirement under WAC 388-891A-0205 if:
(a) You ride as a passenger in a vehicle owned by a family member, as described in WAC 388-891A-0010(7), and the family member who owns and drives the vehicle has current vehicle insurance and a valid driver's license; or
(b) You are the driver of a vehicle owned by a family member, as described in WAC 388-891A-0010(7), and the following additional conditions:
(i) You and the owner of the vehicle are named on the vehicle insurance policy;
(ii) You have a valid driver's license; and
(iii) You provide DVR with written consent for the repair from the owner.
(3) The DVR counselor must not authorize repairs if:
(a) The counselor has obtained information and documented that the vehicle is unsafe or beyond repair; or
(b) A vehicle repair business without automotive service excellence (ASE) certification or other certified mechanics performs the repairs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020(8) and 34 C.F.R., Parts 361, 363, 397. WSR 18-12-035, ยง 388-891A-1179, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/30/18.]
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