WAC 388-412-0005

Effective November 1, 2011

WAC 388-412-0005 General information about your cash benefits.

  1. Each separate cash assistance unit (AU) gets a separate benefit amount. If several AUs live in the same house, each AU gets a separate benefit amount. 
  2. You cannot receive the same type of benefits in:
    1. Two states in the same month;
    2. Two AUs in the same month; unless,
    3. You left the AU to live in a shelter for battered women and children. See 388-408-0045.
  3. If you are married and both you and your spouse get aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) assistance, you and your spouse are one AU.
  4. Your grant is rounded down to the next whole dollar amount unless:
    1. You get a clothing and personal incidental (CPI) allowance; or
    2. Your benefits are reduced to pay an overpayment.
  5.  We do not issue any cash benefits if you are eligible for less than ten dollars unless:
    1. You get a CPI allowance;
    2. Your benefits are reduced to pay an overpayment; or
    3. You get Supplemental Social Security (SSI) interim assistance payments.
  6. You may use your cash benefits to pay for basic living expenses as detailed under WAC 388-412-0046 (1) (c).
  7. You may not use your electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards or cash obtained with EBT cards for any of the activities specified under WAC 388-412-0046 (1) (d).
  8. If you choose to withdraw your cash benefits using an automated teller machine (ATM), our EBT vendor may charge a fee for the transaction in addition to any charges by the bank or ATM owner.

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.