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PDFWAC 388-458-0011

DSHS sends you a denial letter when you can't get benefits.

(1) When we finish processing your application, we send you a denial letter if you cannot get benefits.
(2) On this letter, we tell you:
(a) Why you cannot get benefits;
(b) The rules that support our decision;
(c) The date we finished processing your application; and
(d) Your right to have your case reviewed or ask for an administrative hearing.
(3) If we are denying your application because you did not give us information that we needed and we can't figure out if you are eligible without it, we also tell you on the letter:
(a) What information you didn't give to us;
(b) The date we asked for the information and the date it was due;
(c) That we cannot figure out if you can get benefits without this information; and
(d) That we will review your eligibility if:
(i) For cash assistance, you give us the information within thirty days of the date of the notice; or
(ii) For food assistance, you give us the information within sixty days of the date you applied.
(4) We send denial letters to you according to the rules in chapter 388-406 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.08.090, 74.04.510, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 15. WSR 13-18-005, § 388-458-0011, filed 8/22/13, effective 10/1/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.050, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.04.510, 74.08.090, and 7 C.F.R. § 273.2. WSR 12-19-036, § 388-458-0011, filed 9/12/12, effective 10/13/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090 and 74.04.510. WSR 01-16-087, § 388-458-0011, filed 7/25/01, effective 9/1/01.]
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