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WAC 182-509-0350

MAGI incomeNeeds-based assistance from other agencies or organizations.

For purposes of determining eligibility for modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)–based Washington apple health (WAH) (see WAC 182-509-0300):
(1) The agency does not count needs-based assistance given to a person by other agencies or organizations if the assistance given is not treated as taxable income by the IRS. Examples of needs-based assistance are:
(a) Clothing;
(b) Food;
(c) Household supplies;
(d) Medical supplies (nonprescription);
(e) Personal care items;
(f) Shelter;
(g) Transportation; and
(h) Utilities (e.g., lights, cooking fuel, the cost of heating or heating fuel).
(2) "Needs-based" means eligibility for the program is based on having limited income and/or resources. This definition excludes such incomes as retirement benefits or unemployment compensation which are not needs-based.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), 42 C.F.R. §§ 431, 435, 457, and 45 C.F.R. § 155. WSR 14-01-021, § 182-509-0350, filed 12/9/13, effective 1/9/14.]
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