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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) rules

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NOTE: Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) is now called WA Cares Fund. Visit us at wacaresfund.wa.gov.


Rules under development

  • Implementation of Substitute House Bill (SHB) 2467, qualified individuals, and other topics

    • Description: SHB 2467 (Chapter 120, Laws of 2024) allows individuals who relocate outside of the state to continue to participate in the WA Cares Fund. The bill requires the Employment Security Department to adopt rules to implement certain provisions. Other rules may include, but are not limited to, considerations for program definitions, qualified individuals, public records requests, and verification of information submitted to the department.

    • Documents:


    Cross-program payment allocation

      • Description: Employment Security department receives payments from employers for three programs; State Unemployment Insurance, WA Cares Fund, and Paid Family and Medical Leave. Occasionally, a payment is received that does not indicate for which program(s) the payment is intended. This rulemaking will address how payments will be allocated across the programs.

      • Documents:

        CR-101 | Draft rules

        CR-102 | Proposed rules

      • Rulemaking Hearing:

        When: June 25, 2024, 9:00 a.m.
        Location: Zoom
        Meeting ID: 865 5872 6717
        Passcode: 319431

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