461-145-0050    Effective 07/01/17
Burial Spaces and Merchandise

  1. For the purpose of this rule, burial spaces include conventional gravesites, crypts, mausoleums, urns, niches, burial vaults, and other repositories that are traditionally used for the remains of deceased individuals. Burial spaces also include headstones and the opening and closing of the gravesite, and the reasonable and necessary improvements or additions to such spaces. Burial merchandise includes, but is not limited to, urns, caskets, liners, headstones, markers, plaques and foundations.
  2. In the ERDC, REF, REFM, SNAP, and TANF programs, the Department excludes as a resource the equity value (see OAR 461-001-0000) of all burial space or merchandise for each member of the financial group (see OAR 461-110-0530), except that for burial space and merchandise that serves the same purpose, only one item per individual is excluded.
  3. In the OSIP, OSIPM, and QMB-DW programs, the Department excludes as a resource the equity value (see OAR 461-001-0000) of a burial space and merchandise if owned by the client and designated for the client, the spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000) of the client, minor and adult children, siblings, parents, and the spouse of any of these individuals – except that for burial space and merchandise that serves the same purpose, only one item per individual is excluded.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 410.070, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.706, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 413.085, 414.685
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 410.020, 410.070, 410.080, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.706, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 413.085, 414.685, 414.839

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