October 6, 2015

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
October 06, 2015 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

Chapter 388-410 WAC

This department is proposing to amend sections under chapter 388-410 WAC (Benefit Error) to clarify how state and federal food assistance overpayments are established, calculated, and recovered. Amendments address and clarify the administrative hearings procedures for reviewing overpayment appeals and procedures for requesting an overpayment write-off, compromise, or termination through the Department. Hardship language is removed. The proposed changes will also add reference to the state funded Food Assistance Program (FAP) to clarify that FAP is one of the food assistance programs covered by these rules.

Bob Thibodeau

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-01-178
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-18-105

Hearing date: October 6, 2015

WAC 388-400-0050

RCW 74.08A.120 authorizes the Food Assistance Program for Legal Immigrants (FAP). Section (3) states "The benefit under the state food assistance program shall be established by the legislature in the biennial operating budget." The 2015-2017 Biennial Budget (ESSB 6052), which passed the Legislature and was signed by the Governor, increased funding for FAP from 75% of the federal benefit level and set benefits at 100% of the federal food benefit level beginning July 1, 2015. The amendments were made via emergency rulemaking under WSR 15-14-115, filed on June 30, 2015.


Bob Thibodeau

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 15-15-061
Proposed rules filed as WSR 15-18-106

Hearing date: October 6, 2015






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DSHS Rules Coordinator
Rules and Policies Assistance Unit
PO Box 45850
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 664-6097
TTY: (360) 664-6178
FAX: (360) 664-6185