December 22, 2015

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
December 22, 2015 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WAC 388-105-0005

The Department is amending WAC 388-105-0005 to update the CARE table to comply with the current budget.

Elizabeth Pashley
(360) 725-2447
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-15-074
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-23-002
Hearing date: Dec 22, 2015

WAC 388-400-0010

The proposed amendments would allow State Family Assistance (SFA) to be issued in certain situations to two-parent families that are otherwise eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This change would not impact services or benefits to clients.

Bev Kelly
(360) 725-4556

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-19-134
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-23-073

Hearing Date: December 22, 2015

Chapter 388-14A WAC

In order to implement SB 5793, DCS is amending WAC 388-14A-4200, "Do I get credit for dependent disability payments paid on my behalf to my children?" to include credit for these benefits paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (the new name of the agency formerly known as the Veterans’ Administration).

Nancy Koptur
(360) 664-5065

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-15-169
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-23-097

Hearing Date: December 22, 2015

WAC 388-450-0015, 388-470-0045, 0055

The amendments propose to implement income and asset exclusions for ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) tax-deferred accounts and associated distributions. The ABLE accounts are a new tax-deferred account for 2015 created under the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014. These accounts are dedicated to provide for tax-deferred savings (non-deductible contributions) of up to $14,000 per year for individuals who became blind or disabled before age 26. Tax-free distributions from the ABLE account can be used to pay for housing, transportation, education, job training, and the like. The assets in an ABLE account are not counted toward an individual’s eligibility to qualify for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and other federal mean-tested benefits such as TANF and SNAP benefits. They are not mentioned in current program rules and must be added.

Jenny Grayum
(360) 725-4583

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-16-051
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-23-072

Hearing Date: December 22, 2015



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DSHS Rules Coordinator
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PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA 98504
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