WAC 388-450-0100

Effective November 1, 2011

WAC 388-450-0100 Allocating income--Definitions.

The following definitions apply to the allocation rules for TANF / SFA, RCA, PWA, and ABD cash programs:

  1. "Dependent" means a person who:

    1. Is or could be claimed for federal income tax purposes by the financially responsible person; or

    2. The financially responsible person is legally obligated to support. 

  2. "Financially responsible person" means a parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, spouse or caretaker relative.

  3. A "disqualified assistance unit member" means a person who is:

    1. An unmarried pregnant or parenting minor under age eighteen who has not completed a high school education or general education development (GED) certification and is not participating in those educational activities which would lead to the attainment of a high school diploma or GED;

    2. An unmarried pregnant or parenting minor under age eighteen who is not living in a department-approved living situation;

    3. The financially responsible person who does not report to the department within five days of the date it becomes reasonably clear that the absence of a child will exceed ninety days;

    4. A person who has been convicted in federal or state court of having made a fraudulent statement or representation about their place of residence in order to receive assistance from two or more states at the same time as defined in WAC 388-446-0010; and

    5. A person who has been convicted of unlawfully receiving public assistance as defined under WAC 388-446-0005.

  4. "Ineligible assistance unit member" means an individual who is:

    1. Ineligible for cash assistance due to the citizenship / alien status requirement in WAC 388-424-0010;

    2. Ineligible to receive assistance under WAC 388-442-0010 for having been convicted after August 21, 1996, under federal or state law, of possession, use or distribution of a controlled substance;

    3. Ineligible to receive assistance under WAC 388-442-0010 for fleeing to avoid prosecution or custody or confinement after conviction for a crime or attempt to commit a crime;

    4. Ineligible to receive assistance under WAC 388-442-0010 for violating a condition of probation or parole which was imposed under a federal or state law as determined by an administrative body or court of competent jurisdiction;

    5. The spouse of a woman who receives cash benefits from the PWA program; and

    6. The adult parent of a minor parent's child.

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.