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Applications for Assistance


Revised September 26, 2013



Purpose: This chapter includes rules and procedures for processing applications for cash, medical and food assistance. It includes the following sections and rules:

A.  FILING AN APPLICATION

WAC 388-406-0005 Can I apply for cash or Basic Food?
WAC 388-406-0010 How do I apply for cash assistance or Basic Food benefits?
WAC 388-406-0012 What is the date of my application and how does it affect my benefits?

B.  EXPEDITED SERVICE FOR BASIC FOOD

WAC 388-406-0015 Can I get Basic Food right away?
WAC 388-406-0021 How does being a migrant or seasonal farmworker affect my application for Basic Food?       

C.  INFORMATION NEEDED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY

WAC 388-406-0030 Do I need to submit other information after I apply for benefits?          

D.  TIME LIMITS FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

WAC 388-406-0035 How long does the department have to process my application?
WAC 388-406-0040 What happens if the processing of my application is delayed?
WAC 388-406-0045 Is there a good reason my application for cash assistance has not been processed?

E.  COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PROCESS

WAC 388-406-0050 How do I know when my application is processed?
WAC 388-406-0055 When do my benefits start?
WAC 388-406-0060 What happens when my application is denied?
WAC 388-406-0065 Can I still get benefits even after my application is denied?

F.  SPECIAL SITUATIONS

G.  PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR INMATES 

Modification Date: September 26, 2013