WAC 182-540-022 Kidney disease program (KDP)—Income eligibility
Effective November 8, 2015
- A household must have countable income at or below two hundred twenty percent of the federal poverty level for a person to be eligible for the kidney disease program (KDP). See WAC 182-540-021 to determine who must be included in the household and whose income counts.
- The KDP contractor determines the household's income based upon the information reported in the KDP application and may request additional verification if the information in the application is not clear. A KDP applicant must provide verification of all household income (and expenses, if self-employed) to the KDP contractor for a KDP eligibility determination.
- The agency does not count the following income:
- The first twenty dollars per month of unearned income for the entire household;
- Cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to Social Security disability benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits that take effect in the calendar year of a KDP eligibility determination and any subsequent COLAs to these benefits received by:
- The applicant;
- The applicant's spouse; or
- Other family members included in the household size.
- Fifty percent of the gross earned income of any person included in the household size;
- Income received by a dependent child age eighteen or younger who is not included in the household size; or
- Any income source which is specifically excluded by federal law.
- The agency follows rules for SSI-related medical described in chapter 182-512 WAC to determine what income types count when determining eligibility for KDP.