The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through May 15, 2017







Program Acronyms and Overview

(1) Acronyms are frequently used when referring to a program. There is an acronym for each umbrella program and acronyms for each subprogram.

(2) When no program acronym appears in a rule in chapter 461 of these rules, the rule with no program acronym applies to all programs listed in this rule. If a rule does not apply to all programs, the rule uses program acronyms to identify the programs to which the rule applies.

(3) Wherever an umbrella acronym appears, that means the rule covers all the subprograms under that code.

(4) CAWEM; Citizen/Alien-Waived Emergent Medical. Medicaid coverage of emergent medical needs for individuals who are not eligible for other medical programs solely because they do not meet citizenship and alien status requirements.

(5) DSNAP; Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Following a presidential declaration of a major disaster in Oregon, DSNAP provides emergency DSNAP program benefits to victims. OAR 461-135-0491 to 461-135-0497 cover DSNAP eligibility and benefits.

(6) EA; Emergency Assistance. Emergency cash to families without the resources to meet emergent needs.

(7) ERDC or ERDC-BAS; Employment Related Day Care-Basic. Helps low-income working families pay the cost of child care.

(8) GA; General Assistance. Cash assistance to certain low-income individuals with disabilities.

(9) HSP; Housing Stabilization Program. A program that helps low-income families obtain stable housing. The program is operated through the Housing and Community Services Department through community-based, service-provider agencies. The Department's rules for the program (OAR 461-135-1305 to 461-135-1335) were repealed July 1, 2001.

(10) JOBS; Job Opportunity and Basic Skills. An employment program for TANF clients. JOBS helps these clients attain self-sufficiency through training and employment. The program is part of Welfare Reform.

(11) JOBS Plus. Provides subsidized jobs rather than SNAP or TANF benefits. For TANF clients, JOBS Plus is a component of the JOBS Program; for SNAP clients and noncustodial parents of children receiving TANF, it is a separate employment program. Eligibility for TANF clients, SNAP clients, and noncustodial parents of children receiving TANF is determined by the Department. Eligibility for UI recipients is determined by the Oregon State Employment Department. When used alone, JOBS Plus includes only clients whose JOBS Plus program participation is through the Department of Human Services. JOBS Plus administered through the Oregon State Employment Department is known in chapter 461 of the Oregon Administrative Rules as Oregon Employment Department UI JOBS Plus. The following acronyms are used for specific categories:

(a) TANF-PLS; Clients eligible for JOBS Plus based on TANF.

(b) SNAP-PLS; Clients eligible for JOBS Plus based on SNAP.

(c) NCP-PLS; Noncustodial parents of children receiving TANF.

(12) JPI; Job Participation Incentive. An additional $10 food benefit to help increase the ability of parents with children, who meet federal TANF participation rate, to meet the nutritional needs of their families.

(13) LIS; Low-Income Subsidy. The Low-Income Subsidy program is a federal assistance program for Medicare clients who are eligible for extra help meeting their Medicare Part D prescription drug costs.

(14) OFSET. The Oregon Food Stamp Employment Transition Program, which helps SNAP program benefit recipients find employment. This program is mandatory for some SNAP program benefit recipients.

(15) OSIP; Oregon Supplemental Income Program. Cash supplements and special need payments to individuals who are blind, disabled, or 65 years of age or older. When used alone, OSIP refers to all OSIP programs. The following acronyms are used for OSIP subprograms:

(a) OSIP-AB; Oregon Supplemental Income Program — Aid to the Blind.

(b) OSIP-AD; Oregon Supplemental Income Program — Aid to the Disabled.

(c) OSIP-EPD; Oregon Supplemental Income Program — Employed Persons with Disabilities program. This program provides Medicaid coverage for employed persons with disabilities with adjusted income less than 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

(d) OSIP-OAA; Oregon Supplemental Income Program — Old Age Assistance.

(16) OSIPM; Oregon Supplemental Income Program Medical. Medical coverage for elderly and disabled individuals. When used alone, OSIPM refers to all OSIP-related medical programs. The following codes are used for OSIPM subprograms:

(a) OSIPM-AB; Oregon Supplemental Income Program Medical — Aid to the Blind.

(b) OSIPM-AD; Oregon Supplemental Income Program Medical — Aid to the Disabled.

(c) OSIPM-EPD; Oregon Supplemental Income Program Medical — Employed Persons with Disabilities program. This program provides Medicaid coverage for employed persons with disabilities with adjusted income less than 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

(d) OSIPM-OAA; Oregon Supplemental Income Program Medical — Old Age Assistance.

(e) OSIPM-IC; Oregon Supplemental Income Program Medical — Independent Choices

(17) The Post-TANF program provides a monthly transitional payment to employed clients who are no longer eligible for the Pre-TANF or TANF programs due to earnings, and meet the other eligibility requirements.

(18) The Pre-TANF program is an up-front assessment and resource-search program for TANF applicant families. The intent of the program is to assess the individual's employment potential; determine any barriers to employment or family stability; develop an individualized case plan that promotes family stability and financial independence; help individuals find employment or other alternatives; and provide basic living expenses immediately to families in need.

(19) QMB; Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries. Programs providing payment of Medicare premiums and one program also providing additional medical coverage for Medicare recipients. Each of these programs also is considered to be a Medicare Savings Program (MSP). When used alone in a rule, QMB refers to all MSP. The following codes are used for QMB subprograms:

(a) QMB-BAS; Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries — Basic. The basic QMB program.

(b) QMB-DW; Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries — Disabled Worker. Payment of the Medicare Part A premium for individuals under age 65 who have lost eligibility for Social Security disability benefits because they have become substantially gainfully employed.

(c) QMB-SMB; Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries — Specified Limited Medicare Beneficiary. Payment of the Medicare Part B premium only. There are no medical benefits available through QMB-SMB.

(d) QMB-SMF; Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries — Qualified Individuals. Payment of the Medicare Part B premium only. There are no medical benefits available through QMB-SMF. This program has a 100-percent federal match, but also has an allocation that, if reached, results in the closure of the program.

(20) REF; Refugee Assistance. Cash assistance to low-income refugee singles or married couples without children.

(21) REF Employment Program; Any self-sufficiency service, employment service, or case plan that is available to or developed for individuals in the REF program.

(22) REFM; Refugee Assistance Medical. Medical coverage for low-income refugees.

(23) The Repatriate Program helps Americans resettle in the United States if they have left a foreign land because of an emergency situation.

(24) SFDNP; Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program. Food vouchers for low-income seniors. Funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture.

(25) SFPSS; State Family Pre-SSI/SSDI Program. A voluntary program providing cash assistance and case management services to families when at least one TANF eligible adult in the household has an impairment (see OAR 461-125-0260) and is or will be applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

(26) SNAP; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Helps low-income households maintain proper nutrition by giving them the means to purchase food. SNAP used to be known as FS or Food Stamps; any reference to SNAP also includes FS and Food Stamps.

(27) TA-DVS; Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors. Addresses the needs of individuals threatened by domestic violence.

(28) TANF; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Cash assistance for families when children in those families are deprived of parental support because of continued absence, death, incapacity, or unemployment.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 329A.500, 409.050, 411.060, 411.404, 411.706, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.025, 414.826
Stats. Implemented: ORS 329A.500, 409.010, 411.060, 411.404, 411.704, 411.706, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.025, 414.826, 414.839
Hist.: AFS 80-1989, f. 12-21-89, cert. ef. 2-1-90; AFS 12-1990, f. 3-30-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; AFS 16-1990, f. 6-29-90, cert. ef. 7-1-90; AFS 20-1990, f. 8-17-90, cert. ef. 9-1-90; AFS 23-1990, f. 9-28-90, cert. ef. 10-1-90; AFS 13-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-91; AFS 20-1992, f. 7-31-92, cert. ef. 8-1-92; AFS 35-1992, f. 12-31-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; AFS 16-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-1-93; AFS 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; AFS 23-1994, f. 9-29-94, cert. ef. 10-1-94; AFS 10-1995, f. 3-30-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; AFS 13-1995, f. 6-29-95, cert. ef. 7-1-95; AFS 17-1996, f. 4-29-96, cert. ef. 5-1-96; AFS 42-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; AFS 3-1997, f. 3-31-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; AFS 9-1997, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-97; AFS 4-1998, f. 2-25-98, cert. ef. 3-1-98; AFS 10-1998, f. 6-29-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; AFS 17-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-98; AFS 25-1998, f. 12-18-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; AFS 1-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-1-99 thru 7-31-99; AFS 7-1999, f. 4-27-99, cert. ef. 5-1-99; AFS 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-99; AFS 17-2000, f. 6-28-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; AFS 11-2001, f. 6-29-01, cert. ef. 7-1-01; AFS 17-2001(Temp), f. 8-31-01, cert. ef. 9-1-01 thru 9-30-01; AFS 22-2001, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-01; AFS 5-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-02; AFS 10-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-02; SSP 1-2003, f. 1-31-03, cert. ef. 2-1-03; SSP 7-2003, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-03; SSP 29-2003(Temp), f. 10-31-03, cert. ef. 11-1-03 thru 3-31-04; SSP 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-04; SSP 17-2004, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-04; SSP 22-2004, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-04; SSP 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-05; SSP 19-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; SSP 8-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-06; SSP 7-2007, f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07; SSP 11-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-07 thru 3-29-08; SSP 5-2008, f. 2-29-08, cert. ef. 3-1-08; SSP 23-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-08; SSP 26-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; SSP 29-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-09 thru 3-30-10; SSP 38-2009, f. 12-31-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; SSP 39-2009(Temp), f. 12-31-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; SSP 18-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-10; SSP 25-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-10 thru 2-12-11; SSP 41-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; SSP 9-2012, f. 3-29-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12; SSP 22-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-23-13 thru 2-19-14; SSP 29-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-13 thru 2-19-14; SSP 37-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; SSP 14-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-26-14 thru 12-23-14; SSP 16-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-1; SSP 18-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-14 thru 12-23-14; SSP 24-2014, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-14; SSP 11-2015, f. 3-13-15, cert. ef. 4-1-15; SSP 25-2016(Temp), f. 6-30-16, cert. ef. 7-1-16 thru 12-27-16; SSP 31-2016, f. & cert. ef. 9-1-16; SSP 10-2017, f. 3-24-17, cert. ef. 4-1-17

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