461-110-0630    Effective 04/01/17
Need Group

  1. The "need group" consists of the individuals whose basic and special needs are used in determining eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000) and benefit level.

  2. In the EA program, the need group consists of the members of the financial group (see OAR 461-110-0530) who meet all nonfinancial eligibility requirements, except that members disqualified for an intentional program violation (see OAR 461-195-0601) are not in the need group.

  3. In the ERDC, OSIPM-EPD, and QMB programs, the need group consists of each member of the financial group.

  4. In the OSIPM (except OSIPM-EPD) program:

    1. If a child (see OAR 461-001-0000) is applying, the need group consists of the child.

    2. In all other situations, the need group consists of each member of the financial group.

  5. In the Pre-TANF and TANF programs, the need group consists of all the members of the financial group except:

    1. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) who is in foster care and for whom foster care payments are being made.

    2. An unborn child.

  6. In the SNAP program, the need group consists of the members of the financial group who meet all nonfinancial eligibility requirements, except the following individuals are not in the need group:

    1. A member disqualified for an intentional program violation.

    2. A fleeing felon under OAR 461-135-0560.

    3. An individual violating a condition of state or federal parole, probation, or post-prison supervision under OAR 461-135-0560.

    4. An individual who becomes ineligible due to the time limit in OAR 461-135-0520.
  7. In the REF and REM programs, the need group consists of all the members of the financial group except an unborn child.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.706, 411.816, 412.049
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.704, 411.706, 411.816, 412.049, 414.839

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