WAC 182-503-0515

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-503-0515 Washington apple health -- Social Security number requirements.

(1) To be eligible for Washington apple health (WAH), you must provide your valid Social Security number (SSN) or proof of application for an SSN, except as provided in subsections (5) and (6) of this section.

(2) If you are not able to provide your SSN, either because you do not know it or it has not been issued, you must provide:

(a) Proof from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you turned in an application for an SSN; and

(b) The SSN when you receive it.

(3) Your WAH coverage will not be delayed, denied or terminated while waiting for SSA to send you your SSN.

(4) If you do not provide your SSN, then you will not receive WAH coverage except if you:

(a) Refused to apply for or provide your SSN for religious reasons;

(b) Claim good cause for not providing your SSN because of domestic violence;

(c) Have a newborn as described in WAC 182-505-0210(1). A newborn is eligible for WAH coverage until the baby's first birthday.

(5) There is no SSN requirement for the following:

(a) WAH refugee medical;

(b) WAH alien emergency medical;

(c) WAH programs for children and pregnant women who do not meet citizenship criteria described in WAC 182-503-0535;

(d) A household member who is not applying for WAH coverage.

(6) If you are a "qualified" or "nonqualified" alien as defined in WAC 182-503-0530 who is not authorized to work in the U.S., you do not have to apply for a nonwork SSN.

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