October 24, 2023

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
October 24, 2023 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-101D-0190, 388-101D-0195, 388-101D-0196, 388-101D-0197, 388-101D-0198, 388-101D-0200 & 388-101D-0201

DDA is amending rules from chapter 388-101D WAC, and creating new rules, in order to establish procedures for addressing a client’s unmet support needs, and suspending or terminating a client’s services, and to codify procedures for the client critical case protocol.

Chantelle Diaz (360) 407-1589

Preproposal filed as WSR 22-17-115
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-19-071
Hearing Date:  October 24, 2023

WACs 388-408-0035, 388-450-0140, 388-489-0005 & 388-489-0010

The department is amending WAC 388-408-0035, “Who is in my assistance unit for basic food?”, 388-450-0140, “How does the income of an ineligible assistance unit member affect my eligibility and benefits for basic food?”, 388-489-0005, “Who is eligible for transitional food assistance?”, and 388-489-0010, “How is my transitional food assistance benefit calculated?” These amendments are necessary to implement SSB 5785 (Chapter 98, Laws of 2022), effective January 1, 2024, allowing DSHS to provide Transitional Food Assistance (TFA) for a period of five months to households that stop receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and are not in full-family sanction status. If a household member has been in WorkFirst sanction, but the household is still receiving benefits, the remaining eligible household members may receive TFA.

Joyce Hensen (425) 999-5162 

Roanne Harris
(360) 870-8059

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 23-10-057
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-19-015
Hearing Date:  October 24, 2023

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