Wash. Admin. Code § 388-444-0030 - Are able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) subject to additional work requirements and time limits to be eligible for basic food?

Current through Register Vol. 21-18, September 15, 2021

(1) An able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) is a person who:
(a) Is age eighteen through forty-nine; and
(b) Is fit for work and not exempted under WAC 388444-003.
(2) If you are an ABAWD, you must participate in work activities under subsection (3) of this section.
(3) A nonexempt ABAWD is not eligible to receive food assistance for more than three full months (which do not have to be consecutive months), not including any partial benefit months in a thirty-six month period, unless the ABAWD:
(a) Works an average of eighty hours per month, including:
(i) Work in exchange for money;
(ii) Work in exchange for goods or services ("in kind" work);
(iii) Unpaid work that is verified according to department requirements; or
(iv) Any combination of (a)(i) through (iii) of this subsection;
(b) Participates in one of the following work programs and is meeting the requirements of that work program:
(i) The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014;
(ii) Section 236 of the Trade Act of 1974;
(iii) A state-approved employment and training program at least an average of eighty hours per month; or
(c) Participates in an unpaid work program as provided in WAC 388-444-0040.

Notes

Wash. Admin. Code § 388-444-0030
Amended by WSR 14-18-028, Filed 8/26/2014, effective 9/26/2014 Amended by WSR 15-18-042, Filed 8/26/2015, effective 9/26/2015 Amended by WSR 16-07-003, Filed 3/3/2016, effective 4/3/2016 Amended by WSR 18-02-037, Filed 12/22/2017, effective 1/22/2018 Amended by by WSR 21-07-132, Filed 3/23/2021, effective 4/23/2021

Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, and 7 C.F.R. § 273.24. WSR 12-16-025, § 388-444-0030, filed 7/25/12, effective 8/25/12; WSR 11-18-039, § 388-444-0030, filed 8/31/11, effective 10/1/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.515, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, 74.08A.903, and 7 C.F.R. §§ 273.7 and 273.24. WSR 10-23-112, § 388-444-0030, filed 11/17/10, effective 12/18/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.04.500, 74.08A.120, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. WSR 10-13-046, § 388-444-0030, filed 6/9/10, effective 7/10/10; WSR 09-14-018, § 388-444-0030, filed 6/22/09, effective 7/23/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. WSR 98-16-044, § 388-444-0030, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.

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