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Register August 2008 No. 632
Chapter Adm 45
LOW-INCOME ASSISTANCE
Adm 45.01 Authority.
Adm 45.02 Purpose.
Adm 45.03 Definitions.
Adm 45.04 Eligibility requirements.
Adm 45.05 Program elements.
Adm 45.06 Application requirements.
Ch. Adm 45 Note Note: Chapter Adm 45 was created as an emergency rule effective August 22, 2000.
Adm 45.01 Adm 45.01 Authority. Sections 16.004 (1) and 16.957 (2) (c) 2., Stats., authorize the department to promulgate rules for low-income assistance programs.
Adm 45.01 History History: Cr. Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 07-080: am. Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08.
Adm 45.02 Adm 45.02 Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish general eligibility and application requirements and procedures for assistance under a low-income assistance program established under s. 16.957 (2) (a), Stats.
Adm 45.02 History History: Cr. Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 07-080: am. Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08.
Adm 45.03 Adm 45.03 Definitions. In this chapter:
Adm 45.03(1) (1) "Approving authority" means the department or a contractor responsible for application review and program eligibility determination designated by the department.
Adm 45.03(2) (2) "Benefit" means an award of financial or other assistance by the department or a contractor designated by the department to an eligible household under a low-income assistance program.
Adm 45.03(3) (3) "Contractor" means a community action agency described in s. 49.265 (2) (a) 1., Stats., a nonstock, nonprofit corporation organized under ch. 181, Stats., or a local unit of government under contract with the department that provides services under a low-income assistance program.
Adm 45.03(4) (4) "Department" means the department of administration.
Adm 45.03(5) (5) "Household" has the meaning set forth in s. 16.27 (1) (c), Stats.
Adm 45.03(5m) (5m) "Juvenile correctional facility" has the meaning specified in s. 938.02 (10p), Stats.
Adm 45.03(6) (6) "Low income assistance program" means a program established in accordance with s. 16.957 (2) (a), Stats.
Adm 45.03(7) (7) "Person" has the meaning set forth in s. 990.01 (26), Stats.
Adm 45.03(8) (8) "Secured child caring institution" has the meaning specified in s. 938.02 (15g), Stats.
Adm 45.03(10) (10) "State prison" has the meaning specified in s. 302.01, Stats.
Adm 45.03 History History: Cr. Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 07-080: am. (2), (3), (6) and (9) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; corrections in (3) and (5) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., and (9) renum. to (5m) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register August 2008 No. 632.
Adm 45.04 Adm 45.04 Eligibility requirements.
Adm 45.04(1) (1) A person or household eligible to receive fuel bill payment assistance, early identification crisis assistance, weatherization or conservation services, and similar low-income assistance from federally funded programs specified in ss. 16.26 and 16.27, Stats., shall be eligible for assistance through a low-income assistance program.
Adm 45.04(2) (2) The following are not eligible for assistance under a low-income assistance program:
Adm 45.04(2)(a) (a) A person or household eligible to receive low-income assistance from a municipal utility or retail electric cooperative that elects to operate a commitment to community program as specified in s. 16.957 (5) (b) 1., Stats.
Adm 45.04(2)(b) (b) A person who is imprisoned in a state prison or a person placed at a juvenile correctional facility or a secured child caring institution.
Adm 45.04 History History: Cr. Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 07-080: am. (1), (2) (intro.) and (b) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08; correction in (2) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2008 No. 632.
Adm 45.05 Adm 45.05 Program elements. The department shall annually announce new or continued programs offered by the department that will provide low-income assistance. The department shall also provide specific information on the application process, where to obtain an application, the eligibility criteria, and where to file the application for each program created or continued under s. 16.957 (2) (a), Stats.
Adm 45.05 History History: Cr. Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 07-080: am. Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08.
Adm 45.06 Adm 45.06 Application requirements.
Adm 45.06(1) (1) A person or household may apply for a benefit from a low-income assistance program by completing an application on forms prescribed by the department. At a minimum an application shall contain the names and ages of all household members, residence address, actual or estimated fuel use, documentation of income, the names of home energy providers and the social security number of the head-of-household.
Adm 45.06(2) (2) An application shall be submitted to the approving authority identified on the form. All applications shall be executed by at least one individual from the eligible person or household.
Adm 45.06(3) (3) An application shall be approved or denied within 45 days of the receipt of the completed application by the approving authority.
Adm 45.06(4) (4) A person or household whose application is denied may request the approving authority to review the application for accuracy of information and the appropriateness of designation.
Adm 45.06 History History: Cr. Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 07-080: am. (1) Register August 2008 No. 632, eff. 9-1-08.
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