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PDFWAC 388-400-0010

Who is eligible for state family assistance?

(1) To be eligible for state family assistance (SFA), aliens must meet Washington state residency requirements as listed in WAC 388-468-0005 and immigrant eligibility requirements as listed in WAC 388-424-0015.
(2) You are eligible for SFA if you are not eligible for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) for the following reasons:
(a) You are a qualified alien and have been in the United States for less than five years as described in WAC 388-424-0006;
(b) You are a nonqualified alien as defined in WAC 388-424-0001, who meets the Washington state residency requirements as listed in WAC 388-468-0005;
(c) You are a nineteen or twenty-year-old student that meets the education requirements of WAC 388-404-0005;
(d) You are a caretaker relative of a nineteen or twenty-year-old student that meets the education requirements of WAC 388-404-0005; or
(e) You are a pregnant woman who has been convicted of misrepresenting their residence in order to receive benefits from two or more states at the same time.
(3) You and the other TANF eligible members of your assistance unit may receive, at the department's discretion, SFA rather than TANF if:
(a) You are otherwise eligible for TANF as a parent; and
(b) Another parent in your assistance unit is eligible for TANF or SFA; and
(c) One of the following conditions exists:
(i) You or the other parent in your assistance unit is pregnant; or
(ii) Your assistance unit includes a child under twelve months of age.
(4) If you apply for SFA, have not received SFA within the past thirty days, and will be a mandatory WorkFirst participant as described in WAC 388-310-0200 once approved, you must complete a WorkFirst orientation before we approve your application.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.08.283, 74.08.090, and 74.04.057. WSR 16-02-028, § 388-400-0010, filed 12/29/15, effective 2/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.62.030, 74.09.035, 74.08.090, 74.09.530, 41.05.021, 2011 1st sp.s. c 15, and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 10. WSR 14-10-046, § 388-400-0010, filed 4/30/14, effective 6/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.057, and 74.08.090. WSR 11-16-056, § 388-400-0010, filed 7/29/11, effective 8/29/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.025, 74.08.090 and 21 U.S.C. 862a (d)(1)(A). WSR 05-21-100, § 388-400-0010, filed 10/18/05, effective 11/18/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090. WSR 04-15-057, § 388-400-0010, filed 7/13/04, effective 8/13/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, and 74.04.510. WSR 00-05-007, § 388-400-0010, filed 2/4/00, effective 3/6/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057 and 74.08.090. WSR 98-16-044, § 388-400-0010, filed 7/31/98, effective 9/1/98.]
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