Wash. Admin. Code § 388-444-0035 - Who is exempt from ABAWD time limits and minimum work requirements?

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

Some people who receive basic food are exempt from able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) time limits and minimum work requirements. You are exempt from ABAWD time limits and work requirements under WAC 388-444-0030 if you meet any one or more of the following:

(1) You are exempt from work requirements under WAC 388-444-0010;
(2) You are under age eighteen or are age fifty or older;
(3) You receive temporary or permanent disability benefits issued by a governmental or private source;
(4) You are obviously mentally or physically unfit for employment as determined by the department; however, if the unfitness is not obvious, you must provide a statement that you are physically or mentally unfit for employment from a physician, physician's assistant, nurse, nurse practitioner, designated representative of the physician's office, licensed or certified psychologist, social worker, or any other medical personnel the department determines appropriate;
(5) You are an adult in a basic food assistance unit that has a family member who is under the age of eighteen;
(6) You are pregnant;
(7) You live in an area approved as exempt by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); or
(8) You are eligible for one of the approved exemption slots under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fifteen percent exemption rule.


Wash. Admin. Code § 388-444-0035
Amended by WSR 16-04-046, Filed 1/27/2016, effective 2/27/2016 Amended by WSR 16-22-002, Filed 10/19/2016, effective 11/19/2016 Amended by by WSR 21-07-132, Filed 3/23/2021, effective 4/23/2021

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

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. 10-23-112, § 388-444-0035, filed 11/17/10, effective 12/18/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050 and 74.04.510. 03-05-031, § 388-444-0035, filed 2/10/03, effective 4/1/03; 00-04-006, § 388-444-0035, filed 1/20/00, effective 3/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.510. 99-07-024, § 388-444-0035, filed 3/10/99, effective 4/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-444-0035, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.

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