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WAC 388-450-0178

Does the department offer an income deduction for housing and essential needs (HEN) referral applicants and recipients as an incentive to work?

We give a deduction to housing and essential needs (HEN) referral recipients who receive income from work. The deduction applies to eligibility for referral to the HEN program only. We allow the following income deduction when we determine your eligibility for referral to the HEN program:
We only count fifty percent of your monthly gross earned income. We do this to encourage work.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.005, 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.08A.100, 74.04.770, 74.08.025, 74.62.030, and 2013 2nd sp.s. c 10. WSR 13-24-044, ยง 388-450-0178, filed 11/26/13, effective 1/1/14.]
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