Refugee - Income and Resources

Revised March 25, 2011


WAC 388-466-0140  Income and resources for refugee assistance eligibility.

  • Clarifying Information and Worker Responsibilities

Clarifying Information - WAC 388-466-0140

One time cash assistance provided to a client by VOLAG may not be considered as earned or unearned income because it covers the initial cost of resettlement, not ongoing expenses.


Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-466-0140

Establish one assistance unit for:

  1. All adult refugees legally responsible for each other.

  2. An unmarried person without dependents.

  3. A child who is a member of his or her parent's TANF / SFA assistance unit and who reaches the age of 18 before the end of eight months after arrival to the US.  Establish a separate assistance unit for the child effective the first of the month following the month of the child's 18th birthday.