WAC 388-478-0060

Effective October 1, 2014

WAC 388-478-0060 What are the income limits and maximum benefit amounts for Basic Food?

If your assistance unit (AU) meets all other eligibility requirements for Basic Food, your AU must have income at or below the limits in columns B and C to get Basic Food, unless you meet one of the exceptions listed below.  The maximum monthly food assistance benefit your AU could receive is listed in column D. 

EFFECTIVE 10-01-2014

Column A Number of eligible AU members

Column B Maximum Gross Monthly Income

Column C Maximum Net Monthly Income

Column D Maximum Allotment

Column E 165% of the Poverty Level

1

$1,265

$973

$194

$1,605

2

1,705

1,311

357

2,163

3

2,144

1,650

511

2,722

4

2,584

1,988

649

3,280

5

3,024

2,326

771

3,838

6

3,464

2,665

925

4,396

7

3,904

3,003

1,022

4,955

8

4,344

3,341

1,169

5,513

9

4,784

3,680

1,315

6,072

10

5,224

4,019

1,461

6,631

Each Additional Member

+440

+339

+146

+559

Exceptions:

  1. If your AU is categorically eligible under WAC 388-414-0001, your AU does not have to meet the gross or net income standards in columns B and C.  We do budget your AU’s income to decide the amount of Basic Food your AU will receive.

  2. If your AU includes a member who is sixty years of age or older or has a disability, your income must be at or below the limit in column C only.

  3. If you are sixty years of age or older and cannot buy and cook your own meals because of a permanent disability, we use column E to decide if you can be a separate AU.

  4. If your AU has zero income, your benefits are the maximum allotment in column D based on the number of eligible members in your AU.

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