WAC 182-509-0350 MAGI income -- Needs-based assistance from other agencies or organizations.

Effective January 9, 2014.

For purposes of determining eligibility for modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)–based Washington apple health (WAH) (see WAC 182-509-0300):

  1. The agency does not count needs-based assistance given to a person by other agencies or organizations if the assistance given is not treated as taxable income by the IRS. Examples of needs-based assistance are:
    1. Clothing;
    2. Food;
    3. Household supplies;
    4. Medical supplies (nonprescription);
    5. Personal care items;
    6. Shelter;
    7. Transportation; and
    8. Utilities (e.g., lights, cooking fuel, the cost of heating or heating fuel).
  2. "Needs-based" means eligibility for the program is based on having limited income and/or resources. This definition excludes such incomes as retirement benefits or unemployment compensation which are not needs-based.

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