WAC 388-444-0045

Effective December 18, 2010

WAC 388-444-0045 How does an ABAWD regain eligibility for Basic Food after being closed for the three-month limit?

1.    If you have used up your three months of benefits as an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) under WAC 388-444-0030, you can regain eligibility by: 

a.    Working eighty hours or more during a thirty-day period;

b.    Participating in and meeting the requirements of a work program for eighty hours or more during a thirty-day period; or

c.    Participating in and meeting the requirements of the community service part of a workfare program; or

d.    Meeting any of the work requirements in (a) through (c) of this subsection in the thirty days after the date you have applied for Basic Food.

2.    If you regain eligibility for food assistance under subsection (1) of this section, you are eligible for Basic Food from the date you applied for Basic Food and as long as you continue to meet the requirements of WAC 388-444-0030.

3.    If you meet all other requirements for Basic Food and you have regained eligibility under subsection (1), you may receive an additional three consecutive months of Basic Food benefits when you:

a.    Lose employment; or

b.    Lose the opportunity to participate in a work program.

4.    We only allow the additional three months of Basic Food under subsection (3) once in each thirty-six month period. 

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