WAC 388-450-0025

Effective January 1, 2014

WAC 388-450-0025 What is unearned income?

This section applies to cash assistance and food assistance.

  1. Unearned income is income you get from a source other than employment or self-employment. Some examples of unearned income are: 

    1. Railroad Retirement;

    2. Unemployment Compensation;

    3. Social Security benefits (including retirement benefits; disability benefits, and benefits for survivors);

    4. Time loss benefits as described in WAC 388-450-0010, such as benefits from the department of labor and industries (L&I); or

    5. Veteran Administration benefits.

  2. For food assistance we also count the total amount of cash benefits due to you before any reductions caused by your failure (or the failure of someone in your assistance unit) to perform an action required under a federal, state, or local means-tested public assistance program, such as TANF/SFA, ABD, PWA, and SSI.

  3. When we count your unearned income, we count the amount you get before any taxes are taken out.

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.