WAC 388-436-0015

Effective February 1, 2011

WAC 388-436-0015 Consolidated emergency assistance program (CEAP).

  1. CEAP is available to the following:

    1. A pregnant woman in any stage of pregnancy; or

    2. Families with dependent children, including families who have stopped receiving their TANF grant under WAC 388-310-1600 so long as:

      1. The dependent child is living with a parent or relative or specified degree as defined under WAC 388-454-0010; or

      2. The dependent child has lived with such relative within six months of the request for assistance.

  2. Applicants must be residents of Washington state as defined in WAC 388-468-0005.

  3. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need for emergency funds for one or more of the following basic requirements:

    1. Food;

    2. Shelter;

    3. Clothing;

    4. Minor medical care;

    5. Utilities;

    6. Household maintenance supplies;

    7. Necessary clothing or transportation costs to accept or retain a job; or

    8. Transportation for a minor, not in foster care, to a home where care will be provided by family members or approved caretakers.

  4. Payment under this program is limited to one-time within twelve consecutive months for a period covering no more than thirty consecutive days.

  5. The department may discontinue program benefits issuances during periods of time when state funds appropriated for CEAP are exhausted.

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.