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Official Publication of the State Administrative Rules (24-4-103(11) C.R.S.)

Details of Tracking Number  2015-00679


CCR details

Tracking Number 2015-00679
Type of Filing Emergency
Department 500,1008,2500 Department of Human Services
Agency 2506 Food Assistance Program (Volume 4B)
CCR Number 10 CCR 2506-1
CCR Title RULE MANUAL VOLUME 4B, FOOD ASSISTANCE

Proposed rule

Rule
Additional Information
Statutory Authority 26-1-107; 26-1-109; 26-1-111; 26-2-301; 26-2-302, C.R.S. (2015)
Applicable Federal Provisions Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill); 7 CFR 273.9(a); 7 CFR 273.9(d)(1)(i), (d)(6)(ii), (6)(iii); 7 CFR 273.10(e)(4)(i); 7 CFR 273
Purpose/Objective of Rule The proposed rule change is necessary to be in compliance with federal regulations and serves two purposes: A. The first purpose is to revise five Food Assistance Program rules at 10 CCR 2506-1 to outline the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 income eligibility standards and deductions that are adjusted annually and made effective each October 1. The adjustments are based on a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) as determined by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (USDA, FNS). Colorado received the FFY2015 COLA adjustments on August 11, 2015. The following eligibility standards and deductions will be updated: œ Gross income standard for one hundred thirty percent (130%), one hundred sixty five percent (165%), and two hundred percent (200%) of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) œ Net income standard for one hundred percent (100%) of the FPL œ Standard deduction œ Maximum shelter deduction œ Maximum and minimum allotments B. The second purpose is to revise Food Assistance Program rule 4.407.31, A-D, gFour-Tiered Mandatory Standard Utility Allowance,h to incorporate the FFY2016 Standard Utility Allowances (SUA). Federal regulation 7 CFR 273.9(d)(6)(iii)(B) requires states to annually review its standard utility allowance and to make adjustments based on changes in the current cost of living. When compared to FFY2015 SUA amounts, the Heating and Cooling Utility Allowance (HCUA) was decreased by $2, and the Basic Utility Allowance (BUA) was decreased by $1. The One Utility Allowance (OUA) and Telephone Allowance remain unchanged.
Regulatory analysis RegulatoryAnalysisAttachment2015-00679.doc
Comments Adopted emergency 10/2/15, effective 10/1/15. Need AGO by COB 10/20/15 for SoS submittal on 10/22/15.
Submitted in response to issues raised by COLS/OLLS? No
Is this rule adopted in response to recent legislation? No
Contact Name Amanda Dyer
Contact Title Food Assistance Program
Contact Telephone 303-866-2538
Contact email amanda.dyer@state.co.us

Adopted rule

Adopted Rules AdoptedRules02015-00679.DOC
Emergency Justification EmergencyJustificationPathAttach2015-00679.doc
Adopting agency State Board of Human Services: #15-9-1-1 Food Assistance FFY2016 Standard Utility Allowance Update and Cost of Living Adjustments
Adopted Date 10/02/2015
Emergency AGO requested date 10/07/2015
Attorney General Opinion 10/20/2015
Colorado Register publication date 11/10/2015
Effective Date 10/02/2015
Inserted into CCR 10/23/2015