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PDFWAC 388-449-0230

What aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) program rules may the department implement during a state of emergency?

During a declared state of emergency, the department may implement the following rules to help mitigate impacts to clients:
(1) Postpone review of your ABD cash eligibility beyond the twenty-four month period required in WAC 388-449-0150. The postponement of this review may occur retroactively to the date the governor declares the state of emergency.
(2) Accept a diagnosis of a medically determinable impairment from a "treating medical source" in subsection (2) of WAC 388-449-0010, or the predictive risk intelligence system (PRISM).
(3) Accept functional medical evidence beyond ninety days of the date of application or forty-five days before the month of disability review, or otherwise waive the requirement of WAC 388-449-0015 (3)(e) in its entirety.
(4) Suspend or waive eligibility review requirements detailed in WAC 388-434-0005 for the ABD program.
(5) Suspend or waive mid-certification review requirements detailed in WAC 388-418-0001 for the ABD program.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.04.655, 74.04.770, 74.08.025, 74.08.043, 74.08.090, 74.08.335, 74.09.530, 74.08A.100. WSR 21-07-004, ยง 388-449-0230, filed 3/4/21, effective 4/4/21.]
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