1. SSI / SSI-related medical benefits:
If someone receives S01 medical and benefits from another program, they must report based on the requirements for the other program.
EXAMPLE: A family receives S01 medical, TANF, and Basic Food benefits. S01 medical does not follow the same reporting requirements as SSI-related medical (i.e., S02). The family must report changes based on the cash reporting requirements.
2. Reporting Requirements for Basic Food Simplified Reporting:
Basic Food households must report if their income goes over 130 percent of poverty based on the number of eligible household members in their assistance unit. Once a household reports a change in income and is certified eligible above the 130 percent poverty level, the reporting requirements under simplified reporting have been met and the household doesn't have to report any other income changes until:
a. The mid-certification review (MCR);
b. The eligibility review (ER); or
c. Until the household income increases to an amount greater than 200 percent of poverty, whichever comes first.
3. Reporting Requirements for State Supplemental Payment Program (SSP):
We decide if someone is eligible for SSP based on information Social Security Administration (SSA) gives us through the State Data Exchange (SDX). A person does not have to report changes for SSP.
4. Taking action on changes:
When we receive information about someone's circumstances, we must determine the impact on the person's benefits. This may include contacting them, contacting other parties, or asking for proof of their circumstances under WAC 388-490-0005.
a. Client Reports:
b. Third-Party Reports:
c. Alerts Verified Upon Receipt:
d. Other Alerts:
5. ABAWD reporting requirement:
With the statewide ABAWD waiver ending December 31, 2015, people must report when a non-exempt ABAWD receive benefits in the AU and the ABAWD's hours of employment drop below 20 hours per week. This includes when the non-exempt ABAWD is the head of household for Basic Food.
People in most counties of the state are still exempt from ABAWD work requirements. People must report if an ABAWD's hours drop below 20 hours per week in the following areas:
The DMS E001 tickler uses EBT transaction data to identify EBT cash or food clients who may no longer be living in Washington because they are consistently using their benefits out of state. Out of state EBT transactions are defined as any EBT purchase, ATM withdrawal or manual voucher transaction at a non-Washington site that requires the use of an EBT card as part of the transaction. W hen this occurs, the residency may be questionable.
Follow the E001 tickler handling process described in the CSD Procedures Handbook.
The date of a change is normally the date a change happens. Examples of this include the date:
Income Changes The date of an income related change is the date someone receives income based on the change. Examples of this include the date:
If a client reports a change that would increase their benefits because of a decrease in income, we ask for proof of the change. We only ask for proof of an increase in expenses if the expenses are questionable. We increase the AU's benefits based on the effective date rules under WAC 388-418-0020.
We also do not close the case based on their failure to give proof of a change that would increase their benefits.
People may report a change in their circumstances on an eligibility review form or an application for benefits. If you receive an application or eligibility review form:
People must be state residents to be eligible for most programs. If an AU member or the entire AU leaves the state, follow the rules in WAC 388-468-0005 to determine if the person is still eligible for benefits.
For information on mid-certification reviews, please see the Mid-Certification Reviews section.