461-155-0610    Effective 10/01/17
Special Need; Moving Costs; OSIP and OSIPM

For clients who are 18 years of age or older in the OSIP and OSIPM programs:

  1. The Department will authorize payment for the cost of moving a client's household effects as a one-time special need if the requirements of at least one of the following subsections are met:

    1. Moving is essential to provide nonhazardous housing. "Hazardous" housing means a building so deteriorated and unsafe that it is uninhabitable or subject to condemnation. If no official certification to that effect can be obtained, the condition of the dwelling must have been seen by a Department employee and documented in the case record.

    2. The client has been evicted for reasons other than his or her own neglect or failure to make rent or house payments.

    3. The move is necessary to protect the safety of the client and is a result of the client being the victim of domestic violence (see OAR 461-001-0000) or abuse (see OAR 411-020-0002).

    4. For a client in a nonstandard living arrangement (see OAR 461-001-0000), a move is necessary because the level of services of the client increases or decreases.

    5. The needs of the client would be better met out of state.

  2. Payment for moving costs authorized by this rule--

    1. May be authorized for not more than one move in any 12-month period;

    2. Is limited to the least expensive means possible; and

    3. May not exceed $1000 in any 12-month period.

  3. Payments necessary for a one-time move may be made over a period not to exceed 30 consecutive days.

  4. A filing group that has received a payment for moving costs under this rule is not eligible for a moving cost payment again until the first day of the 12th month following the receipt by the filing group of the most recent payment for moving costs.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.706, 413.085, 414.685
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.704, 411.706

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