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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-845 WAC

The department proposes to amend and add new sections in order to comply with the requirements of SSB 6384; to remove Basic Waiver and add dental services waiver until 1/1/14; align this chapter with Chapter 388-828 WAC; and update references.

Alan McMullen
(360) 725-3524
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 12-01-116
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-17-117
Hearing date: October 22, 2013

WAC 388-865-0217

The department is repealing WAC 388-865-0217 because individuals eligible for the Psychiatric Indigent Inpatient (PII) program may be considered newly eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rules beginning January 1, 2014.

Kathy Sayre
(360) 725-1342
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-112
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-19-061
Hearing date: October 22, 2013

WAC 388-478-0090, 388-400-0060, 388-449-0001, 388-449-0035, 388-449-0060, 388-449-0080

The Department is proposing to create WAC 388-478-0090 and amend WAC 388-400-0060, 388-449-0001, 388-449-0035, 388-449-0060, and 388- 449-0080 in order to create a single eligibility standard for Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) referrals and the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) cash assistance program, and create a less restrictive ABD disability standard in order to comply with Substitute House Bill 2069, Laws of 2013.

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-121
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-19-062
Hearing date: October 22, 2013

WAC 388-478-0015

The Community Services Division, Economic Services Administration is proposing to amend WAC 388-478-0015 in order to revise the basic need standards for cash assistance as required by RCW 74.04.770. The CR 101 was filed on July 22, 2013 as WSR 13-15-105.

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-105
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-19-063
Hearing date: October 22, 2013

WAC 388-478-0055, 388-478-0057

The proposed amendments will maintain the yearly total amount of State Supplemental Payment (SSP) expenditures at the same level each calendar year by decreasing the amount of monthly SSP payments from $46.00 to $40.00 to SSI recipients who have an ineligible spouse, are age 65 or older, or are blind. The proposed amendments also allow the state to maintain the total SSP expenditures at the same level each year, without an increase or decrease in total spending for the program.

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-14-036
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-19-064
Hearing date: October 22, 2013

WAC 388-482-0005, 388-444-00410, 388-444-0015, 388-450-0100, 388-486-0010, 388-310-0900

The Community Services Division is proposing to amend the above WACs to remove the term “General Educational Development (GED) test and replace it with the term “High School Equivalency Certificate” to conform with ESHB 1686.

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 13-15-109
Proposed rules filed as WSR 13-19-066
Hearing date: October 22, 2013

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Rules and Policies Assistance Unit Phone: (360) 664-6097
PO Box 45850 TTY: (360) 664-6178
Olympia, WA 98504 FAX: (360) 664-6185