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PDFWAC 388-436-0055

What is the disaster cash assistance program (DCAP)?

Disaster cash assistance program (DCAP) is paid through the consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP) and is designed to provide cash assistance to individuals and families who face an emergency and do not have the money to meet their basic needs.
(1) DCAP is available if you meet all of the following:
(a) You suffered losses and live in an area that has been declared a disaster for individuals by the Governor.
(b) You are not able to live in your home or you cannot return to your home because of the disaster;
(c) Your home in the disaster area is your primary residence (not a vacation home) and you were living there at the time of the disaster;
(d) You are a resident of Washington state as defined in WAC 388-468-0005;
(e) Your net income is under the limits in WAC 388-436-0050(1); and
(f) You or your family is not eligible for any other program that could meet your need as stated in WAC 388-436-0030.
(2) Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for emergency funds for one or more of the following basic requirements:
(a) Food;
(b) Shelter;
(c) Clothing;
(d) Minor medical care;
(e) Utilities;
(f) Household maintenance supplies; or
(g) Necessary clothing or transportation costs to accept or retain a job.
(3) Payments under this program are limited to not more than thirty consecutive days within a period of twelve consecutive months.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, and 2008 c 181 § 301(6). WSR 08-18-008, § 388-436-0055, filed 8/22/08, effective 9/22/08.]
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