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PDFWAC 388-460-0050

When is a client transferred from a protective payee to guardianship?

(1) In emergency cases where a person is physically or mentally unable to manage their own funds, the client is referred to other divisions of the department for full care, including guardianship.
(2) In cases where a child is eligible for TANF/SFA and the caretaker relative does not use the benefits for adequate care of the child, the case can be referred to the attorney general to establish a limited guardianship.
(3) Guardianships are used only if it appears there is a need for services that are expected to last longer than two years.
(4) These guardianships are limited to management of DSHS benefits.
(5) The protective payee plan is changed if a guardian is appointed. The guardian is designated as the payee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08A.010(4), 74.08A.340, 74.08.090, 74.04.050. WSR 02-14-083, ยง 388-460-0050, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/1/02.]
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