461-155-0530    Effective 10/01/13
Special Need; Food for Guide Dogs and Special Assistance Animals

  1. For an OSIP or OSIPM program client receiving SSI, having an adjusted income less than the OSIPM program standard under OAR 461-155-0250, or receiving home and community-based care (see OAR 461-001-0030), a food allowance is allowed for guide dogs and special assistance animals that are individually trained to --

    1. Meet the client's specific medical needs by performing tasks, such as alerting and protecting a client who is having a seizure; or

    2. Perform specific physical tasks that the client is unable to do, such as picking up items that are dropped, turning on light switches, and pulling a wheelchair.

  2. The maximum amount the Department authorizes for this special need is $50 per month.

  3. Authorization of this special need must be based on a proven medical need to sustain the client's independence.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.060
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.706

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