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PDFWAC 388-489-0022

What happens if I reapply for Basic Food while receiving transitional food assistance?

(1) You can choose to reapply for Basic Food at any time during your TFA period. If you submit an application for Basic Food, we will:
(a) Interview you according to WAC 388-452-0005.
(b) Send you a letter if we need additional information and give you at least ten days to provide the information according to WAC 388-458-0020.
(c) Process your application within thirty days. We will keep your TFA active while your request for Basic Food is pending.
(d) Process your application according to WAC 388-434-0010 if your application was submitted in the last month of your TFA period.
(2) If you are eligible for Basic Food, we tell you the amount you will receive and allow you to choose if you want Basic Food or continue your TFA.
(3) If you choose to go back on Basic Food, we will start your new benefit amount on the first day of the month after we receive your application for Basic Food. If you already received transitional food assistance for this month and are eligible for:
(a) More assistance on Basic Food, we will pay you the additional amount.
(b) Less assistance on the Basic Food, you will have to pay back the additional amount.
(4) If you choose to go back on Basic Food and receive less assistance, we do not have to give you advance notice.
(5) If we are unable to approve your request for Basic Food, we will deny your application and continue your TFA through the end of your transitional period, unless you become ineligible for TFA under WAC 388-489-0025.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.04.515, 74.08.090, 74.08A.010, and 74.08A.903. WSR 10-13-047, ยง 388-489-0022, filed 6/9/10, effective 8/1/10.]
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