461-135-0510 Effective 01/01/20
Residents of Institutions; SNAP
Residents of institutions that provide more than 50 percent of three daily meals as a part of the normal services of the institution are ineligible for SNAP benefits, unless they fall into one of the following five exceptions to this rule:
- The individual is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly built under either section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 or section 236 of the National Housing Act.
- The individual, and any children also residing with the individual, resides at a facility or treatment center for the purpose of regular participation in a drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation program (see OAR 461-001-0015) that meets the following criteria:
- The drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation program is conducted by a private nonprofit organization or institution, or a publicly operated community mental health center that—
- Qualifies under part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act to receive funds, even if it does not actually receive funding under part B of title XIX; or
- Is authorized as a retailer by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
- Residents of a drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation program must apply and be certified in accordance with OAR 461-115-0020, through an authorized representative (see OAR 461-115-0090 and OAR 461-115-0145) employed by the facility and designated for that purpose.
The individual is a resident of a group living arrangement (see OAR 461-001-0015) and is blind or disabled (see OAR 461-001-0015).
- The individual resides at a public or private nonprofit shelter for homeless persons.
- The individual is a temporary resident of domestic violence shelters (see OAR 461-001-0000).
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.816
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 411.816, 7 CFR 273.11