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May 25, 2010        10:00 a.m. wheelchair accessible logo
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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations
WAC 388-450-0185

The rule change is needed to comply with FSRIA final rule announcement clarification of the proper assistance unit size determination and use of the SNAP standard deduction for the Basic Food Program.
Bob Thibodeau
(360) 725-4634
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-060
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
Earliest adoption date: May 26, 2010
WAC 388-480-0035; 388-489-0015 and 0020

These amendments establish eligibility and certification requirements for transitional food assistance.
Kimberly Chea
(360) 725-4653
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-06-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-054
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
Earliest adoption date: May 26, 2010
WAC 388-475-0400

DSHS is amending rule regarding exclusion of vehicles as a resource for SSI-related medical eligibility, in order to comply with federal law.
Catherine Fisher
(360) 725-1357
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-03-028
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-053
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
Earliest adoption date: May 26, 2010
WAC 388-444-0030

Extends the time limit of benefits for able-bodied adults without dependents until September 30, 2011.
Holly St. John
(360) 725-4895
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-05-080
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-09-047
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
Earliest adoption date: May 26, 2010
Chapter 388-543 WAC

The department is eliminating coverage for electrical neural stimulation devices and supplies (including battery chargers and all other supplies for client-owned devices) for in-home use.
Wendy Boedigheimer
(360) 725-1306

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 10-03-109
Proposed rules filed as WSR 10-08-086
Hearing date: May 25, 2010
Earliest adoption date: May 26, 2010

Contact the DSHS Rules Coordinator to:

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