WAC 388-450-0065

Effective October 1, 2013

WAC 388-450-0065 Gifts - Cash and noncash.

A gift is an item furnished to a client without work or cost on his or her part. 

  1. A cash gift is a gift that is furnished as money, cash, checks or any other readily negotiable form.

    1. For cash assistance, cash gifts totaling no more than thirty dollars per calendar quarter for each assistance unit member are disregarded as income.

    2. For food assistance programs:

      1. Cash gifts to the assistance unit are excluded if they total thirty dollars or less per quarter;

      2. Cash gifts in excess of thirty dollars per quarter are counted in full as unearned income.

  2. For cash assistance and food assistance, a noncash gift is treated as a resource.

    1. If the gift is a countable resource, its value is added to the value of the client's existing countable resources and the client's eligibility is redetermined as specified in chapter 388-470 WAC.

    2. If the gift is an excluded or noncountable resource, it does not affect the client's eligibility or benefit level.

This is a reprint of the official rule as published by the Office of the Code Reviser. If there are previous versions of this rule, they can be found using the Legislative Search page.