WAC 388-492-0100

Effective December 18, 2010

WAC 388-492-0100 How is my eligibility for WASHCAP food benefits reviewed?

1.    If the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility, they will also complete your review for WASHCAP.  SSA sends us this information electronically and we will automatically extend your WASHCAP certification period. 

2.    If SSA does not review your SSI eligibility, we will mail you a one-page application two months before your WASHCAP food benefits end. You must complete and return this application to the WASHCAP unit or your local Home and Community Services office (HCS).

3.    We do WASHCAP reviews by mail.  If you bring your WASHCAP application to the local office, we will process the application as follows:

a.    If you get long-term care services, your local HCS office will process your application; or

b.    If you do not get long-term care services, the local office will forward your application to the WASHCAP central unit.

4.    If we get your completed application after your WASHCAP food benefits end, we will reopen your benefits back to the first of the month if:

a.    We get your application form within thirty days from the end of your certification period; and

b.    You are still eligible for WASHCAP food benefits.

5.    If we get your completed application form more than thirty days after your benefits end, your WASHCAP food benefits open the first of the next month after:

a.    You turn in your application; and

b.    SSA shows you are eligible for WASHCAP in their system.

6.    If your application is not complete, we will return it to you to complete.

7.    If you want Basic Food benefits while you are waiting for WASHCAP food benefits, you must apply for these benefits:

a.    By contacting the customer service center (CSC) at 1-877-501-2233;

b.    Over the internet;

c.    At any community services office (CSO);

d.    At any home and community services office (HCS); or

e.    At any Social Security Administration (SSA) office.

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