400 Series Reason Code Protocols

Revised April 29, 2016

Purpose:

  • 400 Series Reason Code Protocols
  • Go to the Reason Code Link chart to link directly to a specific reason code or scroll through the list below.
  • For ACES Procedures go to ACES Letters in the ACES User Manual.

Code

Reason Code Title / Text

WAC  References                             

Recommended Free Form Text

401

Over Resources
You have too many resources to get assistance right now. See WAC rule (Washington Administrative Code):

182-512-0250

182-512-0300

182-513-1245

182-513-1350

182-513-1395

388-470-0005

388-400-0070

Your resources cannot be more than $_____ (specify resource limit for household size). See the attachment for more information on how we figured out your resources.

410

Excess Home Equity - LTC

You don't qualify for Long Term Care (LTC) services because the equity in your home is over the $500,000 limit.

You may receive LTC services if we approve an undue hardship waiver. We approve hardship waivers when you can show that without LTC services:

  • You will be deprived of housing, food, clothing or medical care.
  • Your life or health will be endangered.

 

Your request must:

  • Tell us in writing the reason you need an undue hardship waiver.
  • Be signed and returned within 30 days of the date of denial or termination of LTC services.
  • Include the name, address and telephone number of the person writing the request.
  • You may authorize your representative, guardian, or facility where you live to file an undue hardship waiver request for you.

182-513-1350

182-513-1367

Explain the equity value we are counting and how we arrived at that number.

411

Transfer Of Resource Disqualification 1 - 12 Months
A member of your assistance unit gave something away or sold it for less than fair market value to become eligible for food assistance. See WACrule (Washington Administrative Code):

388-488-0010

(Name) transferred his/her (type of property) on 00/00/00. That (type of property) is worth$     . Since s/he only got $      for it, you cannot get benefits from 00/00/00 to 00/00/00.

416

Transfer of Resources - CA/MA

You have a penalty period because you gave something away or sold it for less than fair market value.  You can only get benefits now if you prove you cannot pay for your housing, food, clothing, or health needs.

388-488-0005

388-400-0070

Explain the equity value we are counting and how we arrived at that number

417

Transfer of Resources - LTC

You transferred, gave away, or sold resources for less than fair market value. This is called uncompensated value.

182-513-1363

 None required.

460

Payment Standard Reduction

Payment standards are changing. You do not have administrative hearing rights based on a change in payment standards.

 

388-478-0020

388-418-0020

 None required.

 
471

No Related Food Stamp AU

You don’t receive Basic Food, Food Assistance Program for Legal Immigrants (FAP) or Transitional Food Assistance (TFA).

388-493-0010 None Required.
472

Related TANF AU Exists

Someone in your food assistance unit receives Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or State Family Assistance (SFA).

388-493-0010 None Required.
473

No Qualifying Child

You don’t have a qualifying child under the age of 18 in your home.

388-493-0010 None Required.
474

Not Working the Minimum Hours Required

We don’t have current proof that you, your spouse, or co-parent works at least 35 hours per week.

388-493-0010 None Required.
475

Food Stamp is the Priority Program

We count Working Family Support as income. Approving this program would close your food assistance. 

388-493-0010 None Required.
476

Working Family Support Program Terminated

The Working Family Support program is ending. 

388-493-0010 None Required.