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WAC 388-444-0065

Am I eligible for basic food if I quit my job or reduce my work effort?

(1) You are not eligible for basic food if you voluntarily quit your current job without good cause as defined in WAC 388-444-0070, and:
(a) You were working or self-employed for thirty hours or more per week or you had weekly earnings at least equal to the federal minimum wage multiplied by thirty hours;
(b) The day you quit or the last day you worked was within thirty days before you applied for basic food or any time after application; and
(c) At the time you quit or the last day you worked, you would have been required to register for work as defined in WAC 388-444-0005.
(2) You are not eligible for basic food if you voluntarily reduce your work effort without good cause as defined in WAC 388-444-0070, and:
(a) You were working or self-employed for thirty hours or more per week or you had weekly earnings at least equal to the federal minimum wage multiplied by thirty hours;
(b) You reduced your work effort within thirty days before you applied for basic food or any time after application;
(c) After the reduction, you are working less than thirty hours per week or your weekly earnings are not at least equal to the federal minimum wage multiplied by thirty hours; and
(d) At the time of the reduction you would have been required to register for work as defined in WAC 388-444-0005.
(3) You are not eligible to receive basic food if you have participated in a strike against a federal, state, or local government and have lost your employment because of such participation within thirty days of application.
(4) The following are not considered voluntary quits:
(a) Ending a self-employment enterprise; or
(b) Resigning at the request of the employer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.04.500, and 74.08A.120. WSR 18-02-037, § 388-444-0065, filed 12/22/17, effective 1/22/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, and 7 C.F.R. § 273.7. WSR 13-21-126, § 388-444-0065, filed 10/22/13, effective 11/22/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.515, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, 74.08A.903, and 7 C.F.R. §§ 273.7 and 273.24. WSR 10-23-112, § 388-444-0065, filed 11/17/10, effective 12/18/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and 74.04.510. WSR 00-04-006, § 388-444-0065, filed 1/20/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. WSR 98-16-044, § 388-444-0065, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]
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