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WAC 182-515-1506

Home and community based (HCB) waiver services authorized by home and community services (HCS)General eligibility.

(1) To be eligible for home and community based (HCB) waiver services a person must:
(a) Meet the program and age requirements for the specific program:
(i) Community options program entry system (COPES), under WAC 388-106-0310;
(ii) Residential support waiver (RSW), under WAC 388-106-0310; or
(iii) New Freedom, under WAC 388-106-0338.
(b) Meet the disability criteria for the supplemental security income (SSI) program under WAC 182-512-0050;
(c) Require the level of care provided in a nursing facility under WAC 388-106-0355;
(d) Reside in a medical institution as defined in WAC 182-500-0050, or be likely to be placed in one within the next thirty days without HCB waiver services provided under one of the programs listed in (a) of this subsection;
(e) Attain institutional status under WAC 182-513-1320;
(f) Assessed for HCB waiver services, be approved for a plan of care, and receiving an HCB waiver service under (a) of this subsection;
(g) Be able to live at home with community support services and choose to remain at home, or live in a department-contracted alternate living facility under WAC 182-513-1100.
(2) A person is not eligible for home and community based (HCB) waiver services if the person:
(a) Is subject to a penalty period of ineligibility for the transfer of an asset under WAC 182-513-1363; or
(b) Has a home with equity in excess of the requirements under WAC 182-513-1350.
(3) See WAC 182-513-1315 for rules used to determine countable resources, income, and eligibility standards for long-term care (LTC) services.
(4) Current income and resource standards are found at http://www.hca.wa.gov/free-or-low-cost-health-care/program-administration/program-standard-income-and-resources.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160, P.L. 111-148, 42 C.F.R. §§ 431, 435, and 457, and 45 C.F.R § 155. WSR 17-03-116, § 182-515-1506, filed 1/17/17, effective 2/17/17. WSR 13-01-017, recodified as WAC 182-515-1506, filed 12/7/12, effective 1/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, section 6014 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), and 2010 1st sp.s. c 37 § 209(1). WSR 12-21-091, § 388-515-1506, filed 10/22/12, effective 11/22/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.09.500, and 74.09.530 and Washington state 2007-09 operating budget (SHB 1128). WSR 08-22-052, § 388-515-1506, filed 11/3/08, effective 12/4/08.]
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