WAC 388-450-0035

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 388-450-0035 Educational Benefits

This section applies to cash assistance and food assistance.

  1. We do not count:

    1. Educational assistance in the form of grants, loans or work study, issued from Title IV of the Higher Education Amendments (Title IV - HEA) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) education assistance programs. Examples of Title IV - HEA and BIA educational assistance include but are not limited to:

      1. College work study (federal and state); 

      2. Pell grants; and

      3. BIA higher education grants.

    2. Educational assistance in the form of grants, loans or work-study made available under any program administered by the Department of Education (DOE) to an undergraduate student. Examples of programs administered by DOE include, but are not limited to:

      1. Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program;

      2. Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program; and

      3. Library Career Training Program.

  2. For assistance in the form of grants, loans or work-study under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, P.L. 101-392:

    1. If you are attending school half-time or more, we subtract the following expenses:

      1. Tuition;

      2. Fees;

      3. Costs for purchase or rental of equipment, materials, or supplies required of all students in the same course of study;

      4. Books;

      5. Supplies;

      6. Transportation;

      7. Dependent care; and

      8. Miscellaneous personal expenses.

    2. If you are attending school less than half-time, we subtract the following expenses:

      1. Tuition;

      2. Fees; and

      3. Costs for purchase or rental of equipment, materials, or supplies required of all students in the same course of study.

    3. For cash assistance, we also subtract the difference between the appropriate need standard and payment standard for your family size.

    4. Any remaining income is unearned income and budgeted using the appropriate budgeting method for the assistance unit.

  3. If you are participating in WorkFirst work study, that work study income is:

    1. Not counted for cash and medical assistance;

    2. Counted as earned income for food assistance.

  4. If you are participating in a work study program that is not excluded in subsection (1), of this section, we count that work study income as earned income:

    1. You get any applicable earned income disregards;

    2. For cash assistance, and medical programs for children, pregnant women and families, we also subtract the difference between the need standard and payment standard for your family size as described in chapter 388-478 WAC; and

    3. Budgeting remaining income using the appropriate budgeting method for the assistance unit.

  5. If you get Veteran's Administration Educational Assistance:

    1. All applicable attendance costs as subtracted; and

    2. The remaining unearned income is budgeted using the appropriate budgeting method for the assistance unit.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.