461-110-0750    Effective 02/16/22 - Technical Amendment
Benefit Group

  1. A "benefit group" consists of the individuals who receive benefits.

  2. Except as provided in sections (4) and (5) of this rule, for an individual not assumed eligible for medical programs (see OAR 461-135-0010), the benefit group consists of each individual from the need group (see OAR 461-110-0630) requesting benefits who meets all financial and nonfinancial eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000) requirements.

  3. For an individual assumed eligible for medical programs (see OAR 461-135-0010), the benefit group consists of the individuals who are in the benefit group of the program used to assume eligibility.

  4. In the TANF program, the following individuals are not in the benefit group:

    1. An individual who may not be in the benefit group because of a disqualification penalty (see OAR 461-130-0330 and 461-135-0085).

    2. An individual disqualified for an intentional program violation (see OAR 461-195-0601).

    3. An individual who may not be in the benefit group because the individual has reached the time limit in OAR 461-135-0071 and does not meet any of the extension criteria in OAR 461-135-0073 or exemption criteria in OAR 461-135-0075.

    4. A fleeing felon (see OAR 461-135-0560).

    5. An individual violating a condition of state or federal parole, probation, or post-prison supervision (see OAR 461-135-0560).

    6. An individual who does not meet the citizenship and noncitizen status requirements in OAR 461-120-0110 and 461-120-0125.

    7. An individual who chooses not to receive benefits.

  5. In the REF and REFM programs, the following individuals are not in the benefit group:

    1. An individual who may not be in the benefit group because of a disqualification penalty (see OAR 461-130-0330 and 461-135-0085).

    2. An individual disqualified for an intentional program violation (see OAR 461-195-0601).

    3. A fleeing felon (see OAR 461-135-0560).

    4. An individual violating a condition of state or federal parole, probation, or post-prison supervision (see OAR 461-135-0560).

    5. An individual who chooses not to receive benefits.

    6. An individual who does not meet the noncitizen status requirements of OAR 461-120-0125(5), with the exception of a newborn child, so long as all parents who are in the filing group meet the noncitizen status requirements of OAR 461-120-0125(5).

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

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