WAC 388-446-0005

Effective November 1, 2011

WAC 388-446-0005 Disqualification period for cash assistance

  1. An applicant or recipient who has been convicted of unlawful practices in obtaining cash assistance is disqualified from receiving further cash benefits if: 

    1. For TANF/SFA, the conviction was based on actions which occurred on or after May 1, 1997; or

    2. For aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) assistance, the conviction was based on actions which occurred on or after July 23, 1995.

  2. The disqualification period must be determined by the court and will be:

    1. For a first conviction, no less than six months; and

    2. For a second or subsequent conviction, no less than twelve months.

  3. The disqualification applies only to the person convicted and begins on the date of conviction.

  4. A recipient's cash benefits are terminated following advance or adequate notice requirements as specified in WAC 388-458-0030. 

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