Wash. Admin. Code § 388-450-0170 - Does the department provide an earned income deduction as an incentive for persons who receive TANF/SFA to work?

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

This section applies to TANF/ SFA, RCA and PWA.

(1) If a client works, the department only counts some of the income to determine eligibility and benefit level.
(2) We only count fifty percent of your monthly gross earned income. We do this to encourage you to work.
(3) If you pay for care before we approve your benefits, we subtract the amount you pay for those dependent children or incapacitated adults who get cash assistance with you.
(a) The amount we subtract is:
(i) Prorated according to the date you are eligible for benefits;
(ii) Cannot be more than your gross monthly income; and
(iii) Cannot exceed the following for each dependent child or incapacitated adult:

Dependent Care Maximum Deductions

Hours Worked Per Month Child Two Years of Age & Under Child Over Two Years of Age or Incapacitated Adult
0 - 40 $ 50.00 $ 43.75
41 - 80 $ 100.00 $ 87.50
81 - 120 $ 150.00 $ 131.25
121 or More $ 200.00 $ 175.00
(b) In order to get this deduction:
(i) The person providing the care must be someone other than the parent or stepparent of the child or incapacitated adult; and
(ii) You must verify the expense.

Notes

Wash. Admin. Code § 388-450-0170
Amended by WSR 15-02-006, Filed 12/26/2014, effective 1/26/2015

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, § 388-450-0170, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057. 04-03-051, § 388-450-0170, filed 1/15/04, effective 2/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.09.080, and 74.09.415. 02-17-030, § 388-450-0170, filed 8/12/02, effective 9/12/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. 98-16-044, § 388-450-0170, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.

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