WAC 182-505-0211

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 182-505-0211 WAC 182-505-0211 Washington apple health (WAH) – Foster Care.



(1) A child under the age of nineteen is eligible for Washington apple health (WAH) when he or she:

(a) Is in foster care under the legal responsibility of the state, or a federally recognized tribe located within the state; and

(b) Meets Washington residency requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0520 or WAC 182-503-0525.

(2) A child under the age of twenty-one is eligible for WAH when he or she meets:

(a) Washington residency requirements as descried in WAC 182-503-0520 or WAC 182-503-0525;

(b) Citizenship or immigration status requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0535;

(c) Social Security Number requirements as described in WAC 182-503-0515; and

(d) One of the following requirements:

(i) Is in foster care under the legal responsibility of the state, or a federally recognized tribe located within the state; or

(ii) Receives subsidized adoption services through the children’s administration; or

(iii) Is enrolled in the unaccompanied refugee minor (URM) program as authorized by the office of refugee and immigrant assistance (ORIA); or

(iv) Is living in a group home operated or contracted by the juvenile rehabilitation administration; or

(v) Is placed in a foster home or group home through the voluntary placement waiver program managed by the division of developmental disabilities.

(3) A person age nineteen or older but under age twenty-six is eligible for WAH when he or she:

(a) Was in foster care under the legal responsibility of the state or a federally recognized tribe located within the state:

(i) on his or her eighteenth birthday, on or after July 22, 2007; or

(ii) at such higher age at which foster assistance ended; and

(b) Meets residency, Social Security number, and citizenship requirements as described in subsection (2) of this section.

(4) A person described in subsections (1) through (3) of this section is not eligible for WAH if he or she is confined to a public institution as defined in WAC 182-500-0050, except:

(a) If he or she is under age twenty-one;

(b) Resides in an institution for mental disease (IMD); and

(c) Meets the institutional status requirements in WAC 182-505-0240.

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