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PDFWAC 182-540-022

Kidney disease program (KDP)Income eligibility.

(1) A household must have countable income at or below two hundred twenty percent of the federal poverty level for a person to be eligible for the kidney disease program (KDP). See WAC 182-540-021 to determine who must be included in the household and whose income counts.
(2) The KDP contractor determines the household's income based upon the information reported in the KDP application and may request additional verification if the information in the application is not clear. A KDP applicant must provide verification of all household income (and expenses, if self-employed) to the KDP contractor for a KDP eligibility determination.
(3) The agency does not count the following income:
(a) The first twenty dollars per month of unearned income for the entire household;
(b) Cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to Social Security disability benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits that take effect in the calendar year of a KDP eligibility determination and any subsequent COLAs to these benefits received by:
(i) The applicant;
(ii) The applicant's spouse; or
(iii) Other family members included in the household size.
(c) Fifty percent of the gross earned income of any person included in the household size;
(d) Income received by a dependent child age eighteen or younger who is not included in the household size; or
(e) Any income source which is specifically excluded by federal law.
(4) The agency follows rules for SSI-related medical described in chapter 182-512 WAC to determine what income types count when determining eligibility for KDP.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021 and 41.05.160. WSR 15-21-001, § 182-540-022, filed 10/8/15, effective 11/8/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021. WSR 13-23-065, § 182-540-022, filed 11/18/13, effective 1/1/14.]
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