461-180-0010     Effective 07/01/23
Effective Dates; Adding a New Person to an Open Case

  1. In the following programs, the effective date for adding an individual (other than an assumed eligible newborn) to the benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750) is one of the following:

    1. In the OSIPM program, the date benefits are requested for the individual establishes a date of request (see OAR 461-115-0030) for the individual. The effective date for the individual is determined in accordance with OAR 461-180-0090.

    2. In the REFM program, it is whichever occurs first:

      1. The date the individual requests benefits, if the individual was eligible as of that date.

      2. The date all eligibility requirements are met.

    3. In the SNAP program:

      1. If adding the individual increases benefits, it is the first of the month after the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0310 and 461-110-0370) reports the person has joined the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210). If verification is requested, the effective date for the change is:

        1. The first of the month following the date the change was reported if verification is received by the Department no later than the due date for the verification.

        2. The first of the month following the date the verification is received by the Department if received after the verification due date.

      2. If adding the individual reduces benefits, it is the first of the month following the month in which the notice period ends (see OAR 461-175-0050).

    4. In the GA, OSIP, REF, SFPSS, and TANF programs, it is the date on which all eligibility requirements are met and verified. If benefits have been issued for the month and adding the new person would reduce benefits, the person is added the first of the month following the month in which the notice period ends (see OAR 461-175-0050).

    5. In the QMB-BAS and QMB-DW programs, it is the first of the month after the new individual has been determined to meet all QMB eligibility criteria and the Department receives the required verification.

    6. In the QMB-SMB program, it is the first of the month in which the new individual has been determined to meet all QMB-SMB eligibility criteria and the Department receives the required verification.

  2. In the following programs, the effective date for adding an assumed eligible newborn to the benefit group is one of the following:

    1. In the OSIPM and REFM programs, it is the date of birth if all the following paragraphs are true. If any of the following paragraphs is not true, the newborn is added to the benefit group in accordance with section (1) of this rule.

      1. A request for benefits is made within one year of the birth. For purposes of this paragraph, a telephone call from the attending physician, another licensed practitioner, a hospital, or the family is considered a request for benefits.

      2. The newborn has continuously lived with the individual who gave birth to the newborn since the date of birth.

      3. The individual who gave birth to the newborn was receiving OSIPM on the date of birth, even if they are not currently eligible for benefits.

    2. In the SFPSS and TANF programs, it is:

      1. The date of birth, if all eligibility requirements are met and verified within 30 days after the birth; or

      2. The date all eligibility factors are met and verified, if the verification is completed more than 30 days after the date of birth.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 413.085, 414.685
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 411.060, 411.070, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

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