Refugee - Income and Resources

Revised October 1, 2018


WAC 388-466-0140  Income and resources for refugee assistance eligibility

Clarifying Information:

One time cash assistance provided to a client by RA may not be considered as earned or unearned income because it covers the initial cost of resettlement, not ongoing expenses.

Worker Responsibilities:

Establish one assistance unit for:

  1. Any married couples without dependents.
  2. An unmarried person without dependents and who cannot be claimed as someone else’s dependent.
  3. A child who will reach the age of 18 before the end of eight months after their arrival to the US.  Establish a separate assistance unit for the child effective the first of the month following the month of the child's 18th birthday.