Recovery Through Mandatory Grant Reductions

Revised March 25, 2011

WAC 388-410-0015 Recovery of cash assistance overpayments by mandatory grant deduction

Clarifying Information - WAC 388-410-0015

Grant Deductions

  1. A grant deduction is a specified dollar amount used to recover grant overpayments. If the amount is more than the mandatory deduction standard (10 per cent) for intentional grant overpayments, it must be agreed to by the client.
  2. Five percent mandatory deductions are used for unintentional grant overpayments
  3. A grant deduction to temporarily reduce the standard 5 or 10 per cent deduction can be used if an exception to policy due to hardship is approved.
  4. A grant deduction can be taken in addition to, or instead of, a 5 or 10 per cent deduction.

Worker Responsibilities - WAC 388-410-0015

  1. If the recipient requests a fair hearing regarding the assessment of the overpayment or the monthly deduction of overpayment during the advance notice period, notify OFR to discontinue collection.
  2. Reimburse the client as soon as possible for any underpayment resulting from erroneous monthly deductions.