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PDFWAC 388-436-0050

Determining financial need and benefit amount for CEAP.

(1) To be eligible for the consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP), the assistance unit's nonexcluded income, minus allowable deductions, must be less than or equal to ninety percent of the temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) payment standard. The net income limit for CEAP assistance units is:
Assistance unit members
Net income limit
1
$375
2
475
3
589
4
694
5
799
6
908
7
1,049
8 or more
1,160
(2) The assistance unit's allowable amount of need is the lesser of:
(a) The TANF payment standard, based on assistance unit size, as specified under WAC 388-478-0020; or
(b) The assistance unit's actual emergent need, not to exceed maximum allowable amounts, for the following items:
Need item: Maximum allowable amount by assistance unit size:
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8 or more
Food
$253
 
$322
 
$397
 
$469
 
$539
 
$612
 
$699
 
$773
 
Shelter
308
 
390
 
485
 
572
 
657
 
744
 
863
 
952
 
Clothing
36
 
45
 
56
 
66
 
76
 
89
 
98
 
112
 
Minor medical care
214
 
273
 
338
 
397
 
458
 
516
 
603
 
665
 
Utilities
105
 
132
 
163
 
191
 
220
 
253
 
292
 
322
 
Household maintenance
76
 
97
 
121
 
140
 
163
 
185
 
214
 
235
 
Job related transportation
417
 
528
 
654
 
771
 
888
 
1,009
 
1,165
 
1,289
 
Child related transportation
417
 
528
 
654
 
771
 
888
 
1,009
 
1,165
 
1,289
 
(3) The assistance unit's CEAP payment is determined by computing the difference between the allowable amount of need, as determined under subsection (2) of this section, and the total of:
(a) The assistance unit's net income, as determined under subsection (1) of this section and WAC 388-436-0045;
(b) Cash on hand, if not already counted as income; and
(c) The value of other nonexcluded resources available to the assistance unit.
(4) The assistance unit is not eligible for CEAP if the amount of income and resources, as determined in subsection (3) of this section, is equal to or exceeds its allowable amount of need.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.660, 74.08.090, 74.08A.230 and 2021 c 334. WSR 21-21-054, § 388-436-0050, filed 10/15/21, effective 11/15/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.08A.230, 2018 c 299 and 2017 c 1. WSR 18-09-088, § 388-436-0050, filed 4/17/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.090, 74.08A.230, and 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4 § 207. WSR 16-01-093, § 388-436-0050, filed 12/15/15, effective 1/15/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.770, 74.08.090, and chapters 74.08A and 74.12 RCW. WSR 11-16-029, § 388-436-0050, filed 7/27/11, effective 8/27/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.660. WSR 09-14-040, § 388-436-0050, filed 6/24/09, effective 7/25/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. WSR 08-18-009, § 388-436-0050, filed 8/22/08, effective 9/22/08; WSR 98-16-044, § 388-436-0050, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]
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