WAC 388-473-0010

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 388-473-0010 What are ongoing additional requirements and how do I qualify?

Ongoing additional requirement" means a need beyond essential food, clothing, and shelter needs and is necessary to help you continue living independently. 

  1. We may authorize ongoing additional requirement benefits if you are active in one of the following programs:

    1. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Tribal TANF;

    2. State Family Assistance (SFA);

    3. Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA);

    4. Refugee Cash;

    5. Aged, Blind, or Disabled( ABD) cash assistance; or

    6. Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

  2. You apply for an ongoing additional requirement benefit by notifying staff who maintain your cash assistance that you need additional help to live independently.

  3. We authorize ongoing additional requirement benefits only when we determine the item is essential to you. We make the decision based on proof you provide of:

    1. The circumstances that create the need; and

    2. How the need affects your health, safety and ability to continue to live independently.

  4. We authorize ongoing additional requirement benefits by increasing your monthly cash assistance benefit.

  5. We use the following review cycle table to decide when to review your need for the additional benefit(s).


    Frequency (Months)


    6 Months


    12 Months


    24 Months


    Any time need or circumstances are expected to change

  6. Monthly payment standards for ongoing additional requirements are described under WAC 388-478-0050.

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