Wash. Admin. Code § 388-450-0100 - Allocating income - Definitions

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

The following definitions apply to the allocation rules for TANF/SFA, RCA, PWA, and ABD cash programs:

(1) "Dependent" means a person who:
(a) Is or could be claimed for federal income tax purposes by the financially responsible person; or
(b) The financially responsible person is legally obligated to support.
(2) "Financially responsible person" means a parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, spouse or caretaker relative.
(3) A "disqualified assistance unit member" means a person who is:
(a) An unmarried pregnant or parenting minor under age eighteen who has not completed a high school education or high school equivalency certification and is not participating in those educational activities which would lead to the attainment of a high school diploma or high school equivalency;
(b) An unmarried pregnant or parenting minor under age eighteen who is not living in a department-approved living situation;
(c) The financially responsible person who does not report to the department within five days of the date it becomes reasonably clear that the absence of a child will exceed ninety days;
(d) A person who has been convicted in federal or state court of having made a fraudulent statement or representation about their place of residence in order to receive assistance from two or more states at the same time as defined in WAC 388-446-0010; and
(e) A person who has been convicted of unlawfully receiving public assistance as defined under WAC 388-446-0005.
(4) "Ineligible assistance unit member" means an individual who is:
(a) Ineligible for cash assistance due to the citizenship/ alien status requirements in WAC 388-424-0010;
(b) Ineligible to receive assistance under WAC 388-442-0010 for having been convicted after August 21, 1996, under federal or state law, of possession, use or distribution of a controlled substance;
(c) Ineligible to receive assistance under WAC 388-442-0010 for fleeing to avoid prosecution or custody or confinement after conviction for a crime or attempt to commit a crime;
(d) Ineligible to receive assistance under WAC 388-442-0010 for violating a condition of probation or parole which was imposed under a federal or state law as determined by an administrative body or court of competent jurisdiction;
(e) The spouse of a woman who receives cash benefits from the PWA program; or
(f) The adult parent of a minor parent's child.


Wash. Admin. Code § 388-450-0100
Amended by WSR 13-24-043, filed 11/26/13, effective 1/1/14

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. 12-10-042, § 388-450-0100, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. 04-15-057, § 388-450-0100, filed 7/13/04, effective 8/13/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510. 99-16-024, § 388-450-0100, filed 7/26/99, effective 9/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-450-0100, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.

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