Subject: OAR 137-050-0745 is amended to update the monthly
self-support reserve amount.
Rules Coordinator: Vicki Tungate—(503) 986-6086
(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
(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
(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,
Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.270 -
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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