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PDFWAC 308-107-060

Indigence—Monetary assistance—Determination of need.

(1)(a) A person who is required to have an ignition interlock device may apply to the department for a determination that he or she is indigent for purposes of RCW 46.20.385 and 46.20.745. The department will determine that a person is indigent if the person is:
(i) Receiving one of the following types of public assistance: Temporary assistance for needy families, general assistance, poverty-related veterans' benefits, food stamps or food stamp benefits transferred electronically, refugee resettlement benefits, medicaid, or supplemental security income; or
(ii) Receiving an annual income, after taxes, of one hundred twenty-five percent or less of the current federally established poverty level.
(b) In making a determination of indigence under this subsection, the department may request that the applicant provide records or other evidence of public assistance, income, payment of taxes, or other relevant issues.
(c) A person who has been determined to be indigent under this subsection is:
(i) Exempt from paying the additional fee of twenty dollars required under RCW 46.20.385 (6)(a); and
(ii) May apply for monetary assistance under subsection (2) of this section.
(2) Subject to appropriation by the legislature of funds from the ignition interlock device revolving account and the availability of funds in the ignition interlock device revolving account, a person who has been determined to be indigent under this section may apply to the department for monetary assistance in covering the costs of installing, removing, and leasing an ignition interlock device, and any applicable licensing fees.
(3) Subject to funds appropriated, the department may base the amount of monetary assistance provided to an applicant under subsection (2) of this section on a determination of need. Where possible, a determination of need may be based on such factors as:
(a) Total number of persons in household, including the number of dependants;
(b) The age of the applicant and whether the applicant is a dependant of another person;
(c) Monthly expenses; and
(d) Liquid assets.
(4) A person who has been determined to be indigent under this section must re-apply for a determination of indigence on an annual basis.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.20.385, and 46.20.720. WSR 12-17-076, § 308-107-060, filed 8/14/12, effective 9/14/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.20.385, 46.20.391, and 46.20.745. WSR 08-24-059, § 308-107-060, filed 11/26/08, effective 1/1/09.]
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