Oregon Bulletin

March 1, 2011


Department of Justice
Chapter 137

Rule Caption: Calculating child support: self-support reserve.

Adm. Order No.: DOJ 1-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 1-26-2011

Certified to be Effective: 1-26-11 thru 7-24-11

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 137-050-0745

Subject: OAR 137-050-0745 is amended to update the monthly self-support reserve amount.

Rules Coordinator: Vicki Tungate—(503) 986-6086


Self-Support Reserve

(1) A support calculation must ensure that a parent being ordered to pay support is left with enough income to meet his or her own basic needs. This is known as the Self Support Reserve and is determined as follows:

(a) Determine the parent’s adjusted income as provided in OAR 137-050-0715;

(b) Calculate the parent’s income available for support by subtracting a self-support reserve of $1059 from the parent’s adjusted income;

(c) Compare the amount of income available for support to the amount of support that was calculated under OAR 137-050-0710(8). The lesser of the two amounts is presumed to be the correct support amount.

(2) Any available income remaining after application of the self-support reserve in step (1)(c) is the income available for medical support.

(3) This rule does not apply to an incarcerated obligor as defined in OAR 137-055-3300.

(4) The amount of the self-support reserve (SSR) is based on the federal poverty guideline (FPG), and is adjusted to account for estimated taxes using a 1.167 multiplier. (SSR = FPG x 1.167) The self-support reserve amount will be reviewed and updated annually.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 25.270 - 25.290, 180.345

Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.270 - 25.290

Hist.: DOJ 16-2009, f. 12-1-09, cert. ef. 1-4-10; DOJ 1-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-26-11 thru 7-24-11

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