November 23, 2021

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
November 23, 2021 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapters 388-400, 424 WAC

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-424-0001, Citizenship and alien status – Definitions; WAC 388-424-0009, Citizenship and alien status – Social Security number (SSN) requirements; WAC 388-424-0010, Citizenship and alien status – Eligibility for TANF; WAC 388-424-0015, Immigrant eligibility restrictions for the state family assistance, ABD cash and PWA programs; WAC 388-424-0030, How does my alien status impact my eligibility for state-funded benefits under the food assistance program?; and WAC 388-400-0010, Who is eligible for state family assistance? The department also proposes to adopt the following new section to Chapter 388-424 WAC, Citizenship and alien status: WAC 388-424-0035, Verifications - Survivors of certain crimes. Proposed amendments support implementation of 3SSB 5164 (Chapter 136, Laws of 2020). Effective February 1, 2022, victims of human trafficking, and other certain crimes, and their qualifying family members are eligible for the Food Assistance Program for legal immigrants and State Family Assistance.

Olga Walker
(360) 725-4641
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-11-067
Proposed rules 21-21-078
Hearing Date: November 23, 2021

WAC 388-310-0800, 1800

The department is proposing amendments to WAC 388-310-0800, WorkFirst – Support Services, and 388-310-1800, WorkFirst – Post employment services.

Jennie Fitzpatrick
(360) 725-4648
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-13-124
Proposed rules 21-21-053
Hearing Date: November 23, 2021

WAC 388-14A-4900

The department is proposing to add a new section as WAC 3488-14A-4900 Insurers must report claim information to the division of child support and withhold payments if directed. Implements RCW 26.23.037 and SHB 1416, Chapter 168, Laws of 2021, which establishes these reporting requirements. This law takes effect January 1, 2022.

Brady Horenstein
(360) 664-5291
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-17-049
Proposed rules 21-21-045
Hearing Date: November 23, 2021

WACs 388-449-0001, 0200

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-449-0001, What are the disability requirements for the aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) program? and WAC 388-449-0200, Am I eligible for cash assistance for aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) while waiting for supplemental security income (SSI)? These amendments clarify that persons eligible for services through the developmental disabilities administration (for a medical condition expected to last twelve months or more or result in death) are eligible for ABD. Amendments also clarify that good cause reasons for not participating in medical treatment for one’s disabling condition(s) include, but are not limited to, reasons outlined in WAC 388-449-0200.

Sanela Maksic
(425) 272-3880
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 21-13-157
Proposed rules 21-21-031
Hearing Date: November 23, 2021

Chapter 388-14A WAC

The Division of Child Support (DCS) is amending WAC 388-14A-3205, 388-14A-3300, 388-14A-3302, 388-14A-3310, 388-14A-3311, 388-14A-3312, 388-14A-3316, 388-14A-3330, 388-14A-6300, and adding a new section as WAC 388-14A-3331 to implement statutory changes authorized in SHB 2302, Laws of 2020, Chapter 227, including updated income imputation and notice of support owed (NOSO) procedures.

Brady Horenstein
(360) 664-5291
Preproposal notice filed as WSR 20-14-021
Proposed rules 21-20-024
Hearing Date: November 23, 2021

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