WAC 388-450-0140

Effective August 1, 2010

WAC 388-450-0140 How does the income of an ineligible assistance unit member affect my eligibility and benefits for Basic Food?

The department decides who must be in your Assistance Unit (AU) under WAC 388-408-0035. If an AU member is ineligible for Basic Food under WAC 388-408-0035,  this affects your AU's eligibility and benefits as follows:

  1. We do not count the ineligible members to determine your AU size for the gross monthly income limit, net monthly income limit, or maximum allotment under WAC 388-478-0060

  2. If an AU member is ineligible because they are disqualified for an intentional program violation (IPV), they failed to meet work requirements under chapter 388-444 WAC, or they are ineligible fleeing felons under 388-442-0010:

    1. We count all of the ineligible member's gross income as a part of your AU’s income; and

    2. We count all of the ineligible member's allowable expenses as part of your AU's expenses.

  3. If an AU member is an ineligible ABAWD under WAC 388-444-0030, is ineligible due to their alien status, failed to sign the application to state their citizenship or alien status, or refused to get or provide us a Social Security number:

    1. We allow the twenty percent earned income disregard for the ineligible member's earned income;

    2. We prorate the remaining income of the ineligible member among all the AU members by excluding the ineligible member's share and counting the remainder to the eligible members; and

    3. We divide the ineligible member's allowable expenses evenly among all members of the AU when the ineligible member has income except that we do not divide the standard utility allowance (SUA).  We allow the full SUA based on the total number of members in your AU.

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