September 26, 2023

Scheduled Hearing Dates: 
September 26, 2023 10:00am

Rule-Making Hearing Docket

Please note: The public hearing on September 26, 2023, will be held online for those interested in attending. Meeting details are as follows:

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Rule Title/Subject Contact Person Washington State Register Citations

WACs 388-474-0012 & 388-478-0055

The department is proposing to amend WAC 388-474-0012, “What is a state supplemental payment and who can get it?” and WAC 388-478-0055, “How much do I get from my state supplemental payments (SSP)?”. These proposed amendments provide clarity regarding the SSP standard rate for individuals who are receiving care in a medical institution or residential setting. This rate is based on the Washington state institutional personal needs allowance (PNA) standard which increased on July 1, 2023, due to the passage of HB 1128 (Chapter 201, Laws of 2023). These amendments are currently in effect via emergency rules under WSR 23-14-065.

Roanne Harris 360-870-8059

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 23-14-068
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-17-121

Hearing Date:  September 26, 2023

WACs 388-436-0050, 388-478-0020, 388-478-0027, 388-478-0033 & 388-478-0035

The department proposes amending WAC 388-436-0050 “Determining financial need and benefit amount for CEAP”, 388-478-0020 “Payment standards for TANF, SFA, and RCA”, 388-478-0027 “What is the payment standard for pregnant women assistance (PWA)?”, 388-478-0033 “What are the payment standards for aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance?”, and 388-478-0035 “What are the maximum earned income limits for TANF, SFA, PWA, and RCA?”. These amendments will implement an 8% payment standard increase (effective January 1, 2024) for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), State Family Assistance (SFA), Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD), and Pregnant Women Assistance (PWA) programs, as approved via the 2024-2025 Operating Budget. Amendments will also update net income limits and allowable benefit amounts for the Consolidated Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP).  

Roanne Harris 360-870-8059

Preproposal notice filed as WSR 23-12-062
Proposed rules filed as WSR 23-17-009

Hearing Date:  September 26, 2023

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