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WAC 182-512-0760

SSI-related medical—Education assistance.

(1) The agency does not count:
(a) Educational assistance in the form of grants, loans or work study, issued from Title IV of the Higher Education Amendments (Title IV – HEA) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) education assistance programs. Examples of Title IV – HEA and BIA educational assistance include, but are not limited to:
(i) College work study (federal and state);
(ii) Pell grants; and
(iii) BIA higher education grants.
(b) Educational assistance in the form of grants, loans or work study made available under any program administered by the department of education (DOE) to an undergraduate student. Examples of programs administered by DOE include, but are not limited to:
(i) Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program;
(ii) Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program; and
(iii) Library Career Training Program.
(2) For assistance in the form of grants, loans or work study under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, P.L. 101-391:
(a) If the person attends school half-time or more, the agency subtracts the following expenses:
(i) Tuition;
(ii) Fees;
(iii) Costs for purchase or rental of equipment, materials, or supplies required of all students in the same course of study;
(iv) Books;
(v) Supplies;
(vi) Transportation;
(vii) Dependent care; and
(viii) Miscellaneous personal expenses.
(b) If the person attends school less than half-time, the agency subtracts the following expenses:
(i) Tuition;
(ii) Fees; and
(iii) Costs for purchase or rental of equipment, materials, or supplies required of all students in the same course of study.
(3) WorkFirst work-study income is not counted.
(4) Income received from work study program that is not excluded under subsection (1) of this section is counted as earned income and is subject to earned income disregards as described in WAC 182-512-0840(2).
(5) If the person receives Veteran's Administration Educational Assistance:
(a) All applicable attendance costs are subtracted; and
(b) The remaining income is budgeted as unearned income.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), 42 C.F.R. §§ 431, 435, 457 and 45 C.F.R. § 155. WSR 14-07-059, § 182-512-0760, filed 3/14/14, effective 4/14/14.]
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