WAC 388-436-0050

Effective February 1, 2011

WAC 388-436-0050 Determining financial need and benefit amount for CEAP.

  1. To be eligible for CEAP assistance, the assistance  unit's nonexcluded income, minus allowable deductions,  must be less than ninety percent of the TANF payment standard for households with shelter costs. The net income limit for CEAP assistance units is:  

Recipients CEAP AU

Net Income Cutoff

1

$ 275
2    346
3    429
4    505
5    582
6    662
7    762
8 or more    847
  1. The assistance unit's allowable amount of need is the lesser of:

    1. The TANF payment standard, based on assistance unit size, for households with shelter costs as specified under WAC 388-478-0020; or

    2. The assistance unit's actual emergent need, not to exceed maximum allowable amounts, for the following items:

  Maximum allowable amount by assistance unit size:
Need Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 or more
Food $184 $235 $290 $342 $394 $447 $510 $564
Shelter 225 284 354 417 479 543 629 695
Clothing 26 33 41 48 55 64 72 82
Minor Medical 156 199 247 290 334 377 439 485
Utilities 76 96 119 139 161 184 213 235
Household maintenance 55 71 88 103 119 135 156 172
Job related transportation 305 385 478 562 648 736 850 941
Child related transportation  305 385 478 562 648 736 850 941
  1. The assistance unit's CEAP payment is determined by computing the difference between the allowable amount of need, as determined under subsection (2) of this section, and the total of:

    1. The assistance unit's net income, as determined under subsection (1) of this section;

    2. Cash on hand, if not already counted as income; and

    3. The value of other nonexcluded resources available to the assistance unit.

  2. The assistance unit is not eligible for CEAP if the amount of income and resources, as determined in subsection (3) of this section, is equal to or exceeds its allowable amount of need.

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