461-175-0222   Effective 01/01/16
Notice Situations - Expiration of Certification Period; ERDC, SNAP, TANF

In the ERDC, SNAP, and TANF programs:

  1. Except in the ERDC program, the Department must provide a household certified for one month or certified in the second month of a two-month certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000) a notice of expiration at the time of certification.

  2. In the ERDC program, each household must receive a notice of expiration prior to the last month of the certification period.

  3. In the ERDC program, the notice of expiration must contain:

    1. The date the certification period expires.

    2. A statement that to receive benefits, the client must reapply and be found eligible for a new benefit amount.

    3. The household's right to request a contested case hearing if the reapplication is denied or if the household objects to the benefit amount.

  4. In the SNAP program, each household other than those covered under section (1) of this rule must receive a notice of expiration before the first day of the last month of the certification period (established per OAR 461-115-0450), but not before the first day of the next-to-the-last month.

  5. In the SNAP program, notice of expiration under this rule is provided to the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0310 and 461-110-0370) and must contain all of the following:

    1. The date the certification period expires.

    2. The date by which a household must submit an application for recertification to receive uninterrupted benefits.

    3. The consequences of failure to apply for recertification in a timely manner.

    4. The right to receive an application form upon request and to have it accepted as long as it contains a signature and a legible name and address.

    5. Information on alternative submission methods available to households that are not able to come into the certification office or do not have an authorized representative and how to exercise these options.

    6. The address of the office where the application must be filed.

    7. The household's right to request a contested case hearing if the recertification is denied or if the household objects to the benefit amount.

    8. A statement that any household consisting only of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) applicants or recipients is entitled to apply for SNAP program benefits recertification at an office of the Social Security Administration.

    9. A statement that failure to attend an interview may result in delay or denial of benefits.

    10. A statement that the household is responsible for rescheduling a missed interview and for providing required verification information.

    11. A statement that the client has no rights to continuation of benefits after the SNAP program certification period expires; and that to receive benefits, the client must reapply and be found eligible for a new benefit amount after the end of the certification period, including a client who is receiving continuation of benefits when his or her SNAP program certification period ends.

  6. In the TANF program, each household other than those covered under section (1) of this rule must be sent --

    1. Before the first day of the last month of the certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000 and 461-115-0430), but not before the first day of the next-to-the-last month, a recertification packet that contains application forms, deadlines, and information about the consequences of not reapplying on time; and

    2. A basic decision notice (see OAR 461-001-0000) about the expiration of the certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000 and 461-115-0430).

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 412.049
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 412.049

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