461-175-0210     Effective 10/01/21
Notice Situation; Individual Moved or Whereabouts Unknown

  1. In all programs except the SNAP program, to end benefits for an individual who has moved out of Oregon and no longer meets residency requirements under OAR 461-120-0010, the Department sends the following decision notice (see OAR 461-001-0000):

    1. In the ERDC, OSIP, OSIPM, QMB, REF, REFM, and TANF programs:

      1. The Department sends a timely continuing benefit decision notice (see OAR 461-001-0000) to the individual who has moved out of Oregon.

      2. The Department sends a basic decision notice (see OAR 461-001-0000) if the individual becomes eligible for benefits in another state.

    2. In the GA program:

      1. No decision notice is required to end housing assistance payments.
      2. The Department sends a timely continuing benefit decision notice to end Personal Incidental Fund and utility assistance payments.
    3. For Employment Payments (see OAR 461-001-0025 and 461-135-1270) and JPI (see OAR 461-135-1260), no decision notice is required if the Department determines that the benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750) has moved out of Oregon.

  2. In all programs except the SNAP and TA-DVS programs, if Department mail or benefits have been returned with no forwarding address, the Department gives the individual the benefits if the individual's whereabouts become known during the period covered by the returned benefits.
  3. In all programs except the SNAP and TA-DVS programs, if Department mail or benefits have been returned with no forwarding address, and the individual's whereabouts remain unknown, the Department ends benefits by sending the following decision notice to their last known address:

    1. Except for Employment Payments and JPI, a basic decision notice.

    2. For Employment Payments and JPI, no decision notice is required.

  4. In the SNAP program,

    1. When the filing group is participating in the Change Report System (CRS) and:

      1. Department mail or benefits have been returned with no forwarding address, or with an Oregon address not yet reported to ODHS, the Department shall allow the filing group 10 days to meet residence and shelter cost reporting requirements under OAR 461-170-0011. If the information is not provided, the Department sends a timely continuing benefit decision notice.

      2. Department mail or benefits have been returned with an address outside of Oregon, no decision notice is required to end benefits.

    2. When the filing group is participating in the Simplified Reporting System (SRS) or Transitional Benefit Alternative (TBA),

      1. The Department shall not end SNAP program benefits when Department mail or benefits have been returned.

      2. The Department shall end benefits when the head of household (see OAR 461-001-0015) reports they moved out of Oregon and no longer meet residency requirements under OAR 461-120-0010, or when they are applying for benefits in another state. No decision notice is required.

  5. In the TA-DVS program, the Department shall not end benefits when Department mail or benefits have been returned with no forwarding address and the individual's whereabouts remain unknown.
  6. See OAR 461-165-0130 for when benefits may be sent out of Oregon.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 329A.500, 409.050, 411.060, 411.095, 411.404, 411.816, 412.049, 413.085, 414.685
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 329A.500, 409.010, 411.060, 411.095, 411.404, 411.816, 412.049

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