Rulemaking about Shared Benefits

Developmental Disabilities Administration 

November 16, 2020

Rulemaking about Shared Benefits

The DSHS Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) is holding a public hearing on proposed rulemaking filed under WSR 20-23-069 on November 16, 2020.

The proposed amendments eliminate shared benefits as a status and as a basis to reduce a client's monthly benefit for in-home personal care, and require a written agreement for a family or household individual provider to be assessed as a source of informal support. "Shared benefit" means a client and their paid caregiver both share in the benefit of a task being performed; or two or more clients in a multi-client household benefit from the same task being performed.

The Department will hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments on January 5, 2021.

For information about the proposed amendments, contact Angel Sulivan

For information about submitting comments on the proposed rules or attending the public hearing, visit DSHS's Proposed Rules and Public Hearings webpage.  

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