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WAC 388-455-0005

How do lump sum payments affect benefits?

(1) A lump sum payment is money that someone receives but does not expect to receive on a continuing basis.
(2) For cash assistance, we count a lump sum payment:
(a) As a resource, under WAC 388-455-0010, if it was awarded for wrongful death, personal injury, damage, or loss of property.
(b) As income, under WAC 388-455-0015, if it was received for any other reason, with the exception of subsection (3) and (4) of this section.
(3) For cash assistance programs, tax refunds and earned income tax lump sums are excluded as income and excluded as a resource for twelve months from the date of receipt.
(4) For Basic Food, we count lump sum payments for a previous period as a resource under WAC 388-470-0055. We count any amount for current or future months as income to your assistance unit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.500, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, 74.08A.120, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 15. WSR 13-18-007, § 388-455-0005, filed 8/22/13, effective 10/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, chapter 74.12 RCW, and The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. WSR 11-21-025, § 388-455-0005, filed 10/11/11, effective 10/29/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and ARRA of 2009, Public Law 111-5, Section 5006(b); 42 C.F.R. 435.601, EEOICPA of 2000, Public Law 106398, Sec. 1, app., Title XXXVI (Oct. 30, 2000) (section 1 adopting as Appendix H.R. 5408), Section 3646 of the Appendix. WSR 10-15-069, § 388-455-0005, filed 7/16/10, effective 8/16/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, and 74.08.090. WSR 08-11-105, § 388-455-0005, filed 5/20/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510. WSR 99-24-008, § 388-455-0005, filed 11/19/99, effective 1/1/00.]
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