WAC 388-450-0040

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 388-450-0040 Native American benefits and payments.

This section applies to TANF / SFA, RCA, PWA, ABD cash, and food assistance programs.

  1. The following types of income are not counted when a client's benefits are computed:

    1. Up to two thousand dollars per individual per calendar year received under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, P.L. 92-203 and 100-241;

    2. Income received from Indian trust funds or lands held in trust by the Secretary of the Interior for an Indian tribe or individual tribal member. Income includes:

      1. Interest; and

      2. Investment income accrued while such funds are held in trust. 

    3. Income received from Indian judgment funds or funds held in trust by the Secretary of the Interior distributed per capita under P.L. 93-134 as amended by P.L. 97-458 and 98-64. Income includes:

      1. Interest; and

      2. Investment income accrued while such funds are held in trust.

    4. Up to two thousand dollars per individual per calendar year received from leases or other uses of individually owned trust or restricted lands, P.L. 103-66;

    5. Payments from an annuity fund established by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Settlement Act of 1989, P.L. 101-41, made to a Puyallup Tribe member upon reaching twenty-one years of age; and

    6. Payments from the trust fund established by the P.L. 101-41 made to a Puyallup Tribe member.

  2. Other Native American payments and benefits that are excluded by federal law are not counted when determining a client's benefits. Examples include but are not limited to:

    1. White Earth Reservation Land Settlement Act of 1985, P.L. 99-264, Section 16;

    2. Payments made from submarginal land held in trust for certain Indian tribes as designated by P.L. 94-114 and P.L. 94-540; and

    3. Payments under the Seneca Nation Settlement Act, P.L. 101-503.

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.