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In the event of a federal government shutdown, individuals enrolled in Apple Health (Medicaid), Public Employees Benefits Board, and School Employees Benefits Board coverage—and those accessing behavioral health services—will not experience a disruption in care. In addition, health care providers will continue to be paid for the services they provide.

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Apple Health public health emergency (PHE)

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WAC 182-509-0220 Washington apple health -- How resources are considered.

WAC 182-509-0220 Washington apple health -- How resources are considered.

Effective January 9, 2014.

  1. A resource is any cash, other personal property, or real property that a person:
    1. Owns;
    2. Has the right, authority, or power to convert to cash (if not already cash); and
    3. Has the legal right to use for his or her support and maintenance.
  2. There is no resource limit for an applicant or recipient of the following Washington apple health (WAH) programs:
    1. WAH for workers with disabilities (HWD) program, as described in chapter 182-511 WAC;
    2. WAH foster care program (see WAC 182-505-0211);
    3. All programs that are based on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) methodologies, as described in WAC 182-503-0510. This includes the following:
      1. WAH for parents and caretaker relatives (see WAC 182-505-0240);
      2. WAH for pregnant women (see WAC 182-505-0115);
      3. WAH for kids (see WAC 182-505-0210);
      4. Premium-based WAH for kids (see WAC 182-505-0215);
      5. WAH long-term care for children and adults (see WAC 182-514-0230);
      6. WAH for MAGI-based adult coverage (see WAC 182-505-0250); and
      7. WAH MAGI-based adult alien emergency medical (see WAC 182-507-0110).
  3. For all other WAH programs, the resource limits and exclusions can be found in the following chapters:
    1. WAH SSI-related medical (see chapter 182-512 WAC);
    2. WAH long-term care (see chapters 182-513 and 182-515 WAC);
    3. SSI-related WAH alien medical program (see chapter 182-507 WAC);
    4. Medicare savings program (WAC 182-517-0310);
    5. WAH for refugees (see WAC 182-507-0130); and
    6. Medical care services (see WAC 182-509-0200).
  4. The agency or its designee determines how trusts, annuities and life estates affect eligibility for WAH coverage for the programs listed in subsections (3)(a) through (f) of this section by following the rules described in chapter 182-516 WAC.
  5. Receipt of money by a member of a federally recognized tribe from exercising federally protected rights or extraction of protected resources, such as fishing, shell-fishing, or selling timber, is considered conversion of an exempt resource during the month of receipt. Any amounts remaining from the conversion of this exempt resource on the first of the month after the month of receipt will remain exempt if the funds were used to purchase another exempt resource. Any amounts remaining in the form of countable resources (such as in checking or savings accounts) on the first of the month after receipt, will be added to other countable resources for eligibility determinations when a resource determination is required by the specific WAH program. If no resource determination is required by the specific WAH program, eligibility is not affected.

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.