WAC 182-505-0100 Monthly income standards for MAGI -based programs.

Effective July 1, 2017.

  1. Each year, the federal government publishes new federal poverty level (FPL) income standards in the Federal Register found at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.
    1. The income standards for the following Washington apple health programs change on the first day of April every year based on the new FPL, except for subsections (2) and (3) of this section.
    2. The agency determines income eligibility by comparing countable income as determined of the person's medical assistance unit (MAU), as determined under WAC 182-506-0010 and 182-506-0012, to the applicable income standard. Rules for determining countable income are in chapter 182-509 WAC.
  2. Parents and caretaker relatives under WAC 182-505-0240 must have countable income equal to or below the following standards:
    Medical Assistance Unit Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11+
    Medical Assistance Unit Size $511 $658 $820 $972 $1,127 $1,284 $1,471 $1,631 $1,792 $1,951 $1,951
  3. Parents and caretaker relatives with earned income above the limits in subsection (2) of this section are the only people who may be eligible for the transitional medical program described in WAC 182-523-0100.
  4. Adults described in WAC 182-505-0250 who are not eligible under subsection (2) or (3) of this section must have countable income equal to or below one hundred thirty-three percent of the FPL.
  5. Pregnant people described in WAC 182-505-0115 must have countable income equal to or below one hundred ninety-three percent of the FPL. 
  6. Children with countable income:
    1. Equal to or below two hundred ten percent of the FPL as described in WAC 182-505-0210 (3)(a)(i) receive coverage at no cost.
    2. Greater than two hundred ten percent but equal to or less than three hundred twelve percent as described in WAC 182-505-0210 (3)(a)(ii) receive premium-based coverage. Premium amounts are described
      in WAC 182-505-0225.

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.