388-450-0025 - What is unearned income?

388-450-0025. What is unearned income?

This section applies to cash assistance and food assistance.

(1) Unearned income is income you get from a source other than employment or self-employment. Some examples of unearned income include, but are not limited to:

(a) Railroad retirement;

(b) Unemployment compensation;

(c) Social Security benefits (including retirement benefits, disability benefits, and benefits for survivors);

(d) Time loss benefits as described in WAC 388-450-0010, such as benefits from the department of labor and industries (L&I);

(e) Veteran Administration benefits; or

(f) Paid family and medical leave benefits.

(2) For food assistance we also count the total amount of cash benefits due to you before any reductions caused by your failure (or the failure of someone in your assistance unit) to perform an action required under a federal, state, or local means-tested public assistance program, such as TANF/SFA, ABD assistance, PWA, and SSI.

(3) When we count your unearned income, we count the amount you get before any taxes are taken out.

(Amended by WSR 15-02-006, Filed 12/26/2014, effective 1/26/2015 Amended by WSR 19-24-048, Filed 11/26/2019, effective 1/1/2020)

Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.04.0052, 74.04.655, 74.08.043, 74.08.335 and 2011 1st sp.s. c 36. 12-06-070, § 388-450-0025, filed 3/6/12, effective 4/6/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510. 02-20-069, § 388-450-0025, filed 9/30/02, effective 10/31/02; 99-17-025, § 388-450-0025, filed 8/10/99, effective 10/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-450-0025, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.

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