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WAC 388-450-0137

Does the department allocate income of an ineligible spouse to an ABD cash client?

This section applies to the aged, blind, or disabled (ABD) cash assistance program.
(1) When an ABD cash client is married and lives with the nonapplying spouse, the following income is available to the client:
(a) The remainder of the client's wages, retirement benefits or separate property after reducing the income by:
(i) The ABD cash work incentive deduction, as specified in WAC 388-450-0177; and
(ii) An amount not to exceed the department's standard of need for court or administratively ordered current or back support for legal dependents.
(b) The remainder of the nonapplying spouse's wages, retirement benefits and separate property after reducing the income by:
(i) An amount not to exceed the department's standard of need for court or administratively ordered current or back support for legal dependents; and
(ii) The payment standard amount as specified under WAC 388-478-0033 which includes ineligible assistance unit members.
(c) One-half of all other community income, as provided in WAC 388-450-0005.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.04.0052, 74.04.655, 74.08.043, 74.08.335, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 36. WSR 12-10-042, ยง 388-450-0137, filed 4/27/12, effective 6/1/12.]
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