Previous Rules


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/19
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and their child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and their spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the monthly income standard set at 165 percent of the federal poverty level under OAR 461-155-0180 for the number of other members in the household.

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.

    3. A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.

    4. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Temporary Effective 07/15/19 through 09/30/19
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,670
        2  2,264
        3  2,858
        4  3,452
        5  4,046
        6  4,640
        7  5,234
        8  5,828
        Each additional person    594

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.

    3. A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.

    4. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/18
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,670
        2  2,264
        3  2,858
        4  3,452
        5  4,046
        6  4,640
        7  5,234
        8  5,828
        Each additional person    594

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.

    3. A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.

    4. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Effective 01/01/18
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,659
        2  2,233
        3  2,808
        4  3,383
        5  3,958
        6  4,532
        7  5,107
        8  5,682
        Each additional person    575

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.

    3. A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.

    4. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Temporary Effective 10/01/17 through 01/01/18
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,659
        2  2,233
        3  2,808
        4  3,383
        5  3,958
        6  4,532
        7  5,107
        8  5,682
        Each additional person    575

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.

    3. A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.

    4. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Effective 01/01/17
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,634
        2  2,203
        3  2,772
        4  3,342
        5  3,911
        6  4,480
        7  5,051
        8  5,623
        Each additional person    572

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger may not participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount (see subsection (d) of this section) for room and board.

    3. A lodger must participate in the SNAP program with the household group when the lodger does not pay a reasonable amount for room and board.

    4. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/16
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,634
        2  2,203
        3  2,772
        4  3,342
        5  3,911
        6  4,480
        7  5,051
        8  5,623
        Each additional person    572

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/15
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370) consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under "parental control" of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,619
        2  2,191
        3  2,763
        4  3,335
        5  3,907
        6  4,479
        7  5,051
        8  5,623
        Each additional person    572

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 409.010, 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.816, 411.825, 411.837


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/14
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,605
        2  2,163
        3  2,722
        4  3,280
        5  3,838
        6  4,396
        7  4,955
        8  5,513
        Each additional person    559

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/13
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,580
        2  2,133
        3  2,686
        4  3,239
        5  3,791
        6  4,344
        7  4,897
        8  5,450
        Each additional person    553

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/12
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,536
        2  2,081
        3  2,625
        4  3,170
        5  3,714
        6  4,259
        7  4,803
        8  5,348
        Each additional person    545

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/11
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,498
        2  2,023
        3  2,548
        4  3,074
        5  3,599
        6  4,124
        7  4,649
        8  5,175
        Each additional person    526

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 04/01/11
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group consists of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who choose to apply together or customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following household group members must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and any child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. In the following specific situations, the Department forms a filing group as indicated:

    1. An individual is not included in the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    2. An individual is not included in the filing group if during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the month the group applied and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the month the group applied.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,490
        2  2,004
        3  2,518
        4  3,033
        5  3,547
        6  4,061
        7  4,575
        8  5,089
        Each additional person    515

  4. A paid live-in attendant may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Unless required under section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. A household group member is not included in the filing group, if the member is:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house; or

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household group member may be included in two filing groups in the same month, if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household group containing the member's abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 01/01/10
Filing Group; SNAP

In the SNAP program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following individuals, if in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, "parental control" means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule:

    1. An individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for SNAP program benefits, the individual received SSI benefits through the state of California that included SNAP program benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

    2. An individual is excluded from the filing group if during the initial month the group applied for SNAP program benefits the individual received SNAP program benefits in another household and was not the head of household in the prior household.

    3. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,490
        2  2,004
        3  2,518
        4  3,033
        5  3,547
        6  4,061
        7  4,575
        8  5,089
        Each additional person    515

  4. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor child may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the SNAP program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the SNAP program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household member may be in two filing groups if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household containing the individual abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/09
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following individuals, if in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule:

    1. An individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the individual received food stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

    2. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income
        1 $1,490
        2  2,004
        3  2,518
        4  3,033
        5  3,547
        6  4,061
        7  4,575
        8  5,089
        Each additional person    515

  4. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor child may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the FS program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the FS program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the FS program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household member may be in two filing groups if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household containing the individual abuser.

461-110-0370    Effective 04/01/09
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3) and (8) of this rule, the following individuals, if in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 living with the parent.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule:

    1. An individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the individual received food stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

    2. An elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015) individual and his or her spouse may be considered a separate filing group from others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase or prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,430

        2

         1,925

        3

         2,420

        4

         2,915

        5

         3,410

        6

         3,905

        7

         4,400

        8

         4,895

        Each additional person

          495

  4. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor child may choose not to be in the filing group with the recipient of the services provided, unless required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

  5. An individual in foster care, the individual's spouse, and each child under age 22 living with the individual are not eligible to participate in the FS program independently of the care or service provider's filing group, but may be included in the provider's filing group if the provider applies for benefits.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see OAR 461-135-0550). A resident's spouse in the same facility may be in a separate filing group, but a child of a resident must be in the same filing group as the resident.

    2. A resident in group living (see OAR 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a public or private non-profit homeless or domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-135-0510).

    4. An individual who is a resident of federally subsidized housing for the elderly, an individual with a disability, or blind recipient of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

  7. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger) is treated as follows:

    1. A lodger cannot participate in the FS program independently of the household group when the lodger pays a reasonable amount for room and board. A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in that individual's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals per day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the individual and anyone in the individual's filing group, if two or fewer meals per day are provided.

    2. A lodger may participate in the FS program independently of the household group when the lodger pays less than a reasonable amount for room and board.

  8. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  9. A household member may be in two filing groups if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household containing the individual abuser.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/08
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (6), and (7) and subsection (5)(b) of this rule, the following individuals, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, an individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the individual received food stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following individuals may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the individuals for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly individual (see OAR 461-001-0015) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,430

        2

         1,925

        3

         2,420

        4

         2,915

        5

         3,410

        6

         3,905

        7

         4,400

        8

         4,895

        Each additional person

          495

  5. The following individuals who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. An individual in foster care along with his or her spouse and each child under age 22 living with them.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see 461-135-0550).

    2. A resident in group living (see 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter (see 461-135-0510).

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  8. A household member may be in two filing groups if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household containing the individual who abused them.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/07
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (6), and (7) and subsection (5)(b) of this rule, the following individuals, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, an individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the individual received food-stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following individuals may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the individuals for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly individual (see OAR 461-001-0015) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,404

        2

         1,883

        3

         2,361

        4

         2,840

        5

         3,318

        6

         3,797

        7

         4,275

        8

         4,754

        Each additional person

          479

  5. The following individuals who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. An individual in foster care along with his or her spouse and each child under age 22 living with them.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see 461-135-0550).

    2. A resident in group living (see 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter (see 461-135-0510).

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

  8. A household member may be in two filing groups if the member:

    1. Is a resident of a domestic violence shelter (see OAR 461-001-0000) or safe home (see OAR 461-001-0000); and

    2. Recently left the household containing the individual who abused them.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816, 411.825


461-110-0370    Effective 07/01/07
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (6), and (7) and subsection (5)(b) of this rule, the following individuals, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, an individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the individual received food-stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following individuals may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the individuals for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly individual (see OAR 461-001-0015) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,348

        2

         1,815

        3

         2,283

        4

         2,750

        5

         3,218

        6

         3,685

        7

         4,153

        8

         4,620

        Each additional person

          468

  5. The following individuals who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. An individual in foster care along with his or her spouse and each child under age 22 living with them.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative (see 461-135-0550).

    2. A resident in group living (see 461-001-0015).

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter (see 461-135-0510).

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 01/01/07
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (6), and (7) and subsection (5)(b) of this rule, the following individuals, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. A parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) and his or her child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, an individual is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the individual received food-stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to an individual who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following individuals may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the individuals for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly individual (see OAR 461-001-0015) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly individual purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly individual is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,348

        2

         1,815

        3

         2,283

        4

         2,750

        5

         3,218

        6

         3,685

        7

         4,153

        8

         4,620

        Each additional person

          468

  5. The following individuals who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. An individual in foster care along with his or her spouse and each child under age 22 living with them.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative.

    2. A resident of a nonprofit public or private residential care facility.

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter.

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective: 10/01/06
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (6), and (7) and subsection (5)(b) of this rule, the following persons, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse.

    2. A parent (as defined in OAR 461-110-0110) and their child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, a person is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the person received food-stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to a person who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following persons may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly person (as defined in OAR 461-110-0110) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly person purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,348

        2

         1,815

        3

         2,283

        4

         2,750

        5

         3,218

        6

         3,685

        7

         4,153

        8

         4,620

        Each additional person

          468

  5. The following persons who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. A person in foster care along with his or her spouse and each child under age 22 living with them.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative.

    2. A resident of a nonprofit public or private residential care facility.

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter.

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective: 07/01/06
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (6), and (7) and subsection (5)(b) of this rule, the following persons, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse.

    2. A parent (as defined in OAR 461-110-0110) and their child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, a person is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the person received food-stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to a person who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following persons may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly person (as defined in OAR 461-110-0110) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly person purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,316

        2

         1,765

        3

         2,213

        4

         2,661

        5

         3,109

        6

         3,558

        7

         4,006

        8

         4,454

        Each additional person

          449

  5. The following persons who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. A person in foster care along with his or her spouse and each child under age 22 living with them.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative.

    2. A resident of a nonprofit public or private residential care facility.

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter.

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 04/01/06
Filing Group; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Except as provided in this rule, the filing group is composed of members of a household group who customarily purchase and prepare meals together.

  2. Except as provided in sections (3), (5), (6), and (7) of this rule, the following persons, if they are in the same household group, must be in the same filing group, even if they do not customarily purchase and prepare meals together:

    1. Each spouse.

    2. A parent (as defined in OAR 461-110-0110) and their child under age 22 who is living with them.

    3. A household group member and child under age 18 who lives with and is under parental control of that household group member. For the purposes of this subsection, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  3. Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, a person is excluded from the filing group if, during the month the group applied for food stamps, the person received food-stamp benefits or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month. This exclusion does not apply to a person who was the head of household in the prior household.

  4. The following persons may form a separate filing group if they purchase and prepare food with other members of the household group, unless they are required by section (2) of this rule to be in the same filing group:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services.

    2. An elderly person (as defined in OAR 461-110-0110) may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom the elderly person purchases and prepares meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a permanent and severe disabling condition; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,316

        2

         1,765

        3

         2,213

        4

         2,661

        5

         3,109

        6

         3,558

        7

         4,006

        8

         4,454

        Each additional person

          449

  5. The following persons who are paying to have meals provided are not eligible to participate in the Food Stamp program independently of the care or service provider. However, they may be included in the care or service provider's filing group if the provider chooses to apply for benefits for them.

    1. A person in foster care.

    2. A member of the household group who pays the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger). A reasonable amount is:

      1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group (see OAR 461-155-0190(2)), if more than two meals a day are provided; or

      2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  6. Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the following household group members may form a separate filing group from other members of the household group:

    1. A resident of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative.

    2. A resident of a nonprofit public or private residential care facility.

    3. A resident of a homeless or domestic violence shelter.

    4. A member of the household group who is not paying the filing group a reasonable amount for room and board (lodger), as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this rule.

  7. The following household group members are excluded from the filing group:

    1. A resident of a commercial boarding house.

    2. An ineligible student, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/05
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays the filing group for room and board (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

    4. Members of the household group who, during the month the group applied for food stamps, received food-stamp benefits (or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits) in a different filing group. This exclusion does not apply to a person who was the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group--at the option of the foster caregiver--even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is--

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) to (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if--

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability considered severe and permanent; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,316

        2

         1,765

        3

         2,213

        4

         2,661

        5

         3,109

        6

         3,558

        7

         4,006

        8

         4,454

        Each additional person

          449

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of a residential care facility for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) to (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of--

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) to (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 07/01/05
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

    4. Members of the household group who, during the month the group applied for food stamps, received food-stamp benefits (or SSI benefits through the state of California that included food-stamp benefits) in a different filing group. This exclusion does not apply to a person who was the head of household in the prior household. This exclusion applies only in the initial month and, if necessary to meet notice requirements, in the month following the initial month.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group-at the option of the foster caregiver-even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is--

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A paid live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) to (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may be considered a separate filing group from the others with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if--

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability considered severe and permanent; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,281

        2

         1,718

        3

         2,155

        4

         2,592

        5

         3,030

        6

         3,467

        7

         3,904

        8

         4,341

        Each additional person

          438

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program certified by the Department:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of a residential care facility for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) to (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of--

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) to (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/04
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group -- at the option of the foster caregiver -- even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control, and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is--

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) through (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may form their own filing group, separate from anyone else with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if--

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,281

        2

         1,718

        3

         2,155

        4

         2,592

        5

         3,030

        6

         3,467

        7

         3,904

        8

         4,341

        Each additional person

          438

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of a residential care facility for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) through (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of--

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/03
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group -- at the option of the foster caregiver -- even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) through (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may form their own filing group, separate from anyone else with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,235

        2

         1,667

        3

         2,099

        4

         2,530

        5

         2,962

        6

         3,394

        7

         3,826

        8

         4,257

        Each additional person

          432

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of an RCF for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) through (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/02
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group -- at the option of the foster caregiver -- even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) through (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may form their own filing group, separate from anyone else with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,219

        2

         1,642

        3

         2,066

        4

         2,489

        5

         2,913

        6

         3,336

        7

         3,760

        8

         4,183

        Each additional person

          424

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of an RCF for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) through (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/01
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group -- at the option of the foster caregiver -- even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) through (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may form their own filing group, separate from anyone else with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,182

        2

         1,597

        3

         2,012

        4

         2,427

        5

         2,843

        6

         3,258

        7

         3,673

        8

         4,088

        Each additional person

          

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of an RCF for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) through (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 7/01/01
Filing Group; FS

For the Food Stamp program, the filing group is composed as follows:

  1. From the household group ( see OAR 461-110-0210), the following people are excluded:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in OAR 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. A member of the household group in foster care is excludable from the filing group - at the option of the foster caregiver - even if provided otherwise in this rule.

  3. A parent whose child is in the same household may be in a different filing group only if the child has reached the age of 22 years.

  4. A child under the age of 18 years must be in the same filing group with an adult in the child's household who exercises parental control over the child. For the purposes of this provision, parental control means the adult is responsible for the care, control and supervision of the child or the child is financially dependent on the adult.

  5. Siblings in the same household group without their parent may be in separate filing groups if they purchase and prepare their food separately. If an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling, they must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of a household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or fewer meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of a household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and the attendant's minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people, unless they are required by sections (3) through (6) of this rule to be in the same filing group.

    2. An elderly person and the person's spouse may form their own filing group, separate from anyone else with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of the other members of the household group does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,149

        2

         1,547

        3

         1,946

        4

         2,345

        5

         2,744

        6

         3,142

        7

         3,541

        8

         3,940

        Each additional person

          399

  9. For residents of an alcohol or drug treatment and rehabilitation program:

    1. A parent living with his or her children, under the age of 22 years, comprise one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, each applicant is a separate filing group.

  10. For residents of an RCF for which an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, each applicant is a separate filing group. If an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative, sections (3) through (6) of this rule apply.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, a filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461-110-0370    Effective 10/01/00
Filing Group; FS

Form FS filing groups as follows:

  1. Exclude the following people from the FS filing group:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in rule 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. If the household group includes a person in foster care, form the filing group as follows:

    1. Exclude the person in foster care from the filing group if they or the caretaker relative do not want to apply for benefits for them. This applies even if the person in foster care is related to others in the filing group as described in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

    2. If the foster caregiver wants to apply for the person in foster care along with other household members, follow the criteria in sections (3) through (10) of this OAR to determine the filing group.

  3. If parents have children who are under age 22 and they are in the same household group, they must be in the same filing group.

  4. Children under age 18 must be in the same filing group with an adult household member who is not their parent if they are under the parental control of that adult. Parental control means the person has care, control and supervision of the child.

  5. If siblings are in the same household group without their parent, allow separate filing groups when they purchase and prepare their food separately, unless an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling. If so, the adult and minor sibling must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of the household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount for meals is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or less meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of the household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and their minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people. They may choose not to be included in the filing group only if they are not required to be included per sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

    2. An elderly person and their spouse may form their own filing group, separate from the people with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of all other household members (excluding the elderly person and their spouse) does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1,149

        2

         1,547

        3

         1,946

        4

         2,345

        5

         2,744

        6

         3,142

        7

         3,541

        8

         3,940

        Each additional person

          399

  9. For residents of drug/alcohol treatment facilities:

    1. For parents living with their children, under age 22, form one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, the filing group consists only of the applicant.

  10. For residents of an RCF where an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, the filing group consists only of the applicant. Use the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR to decide how to form filing groups for residents of these facilities where an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, the filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.816
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.816


461‑110‑0370 Effective 10/01/99
Filing Group; FS

Form FS filing groups as follows:

  1. Exclude the following people from the FS filing group:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in rule 461-135-570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. If the household group includes a person in foster care, form the filing group as follows:

    1. Exclude the person in foster care from the filing group if they or the caretaker relative do not want to apply for benefits for them. This applies even if the person in foster care is related to others in the filing group as described in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

    2. If the foster caregiver wants to apply for the person in foster care along with other household members, follow the criteria in sections (3) through (10) of this OAR to determine the filing group.

  3. If parents have children who are under age 22 and they are in the same household group, they must be in the same filing group.

  4. Children under age 18 must be in the same filing group with an adult household member who is not their parent if they are under the parental control of that adult. Parental control means the person has care, control and supervision of the child.

  5. If siblings are in the same household group without their parent, allow separate filing groups when they purchase and prepare their food separately, unless an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling. If so, the adult and minor sibling must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of the household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount for meals is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two‑thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or less meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of the household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live‑in attendant and their minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people. They may choose not to be included in the filing group only if they are not required to be included per sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

    2. An elderly person and their spouse may form their own filing group, separate from the people with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of all other household members (excluding the elderly person and their spouse) does not exceed the following limit:

        Monthly
        Other House-              Countable
        hold Members             Income
                    1                      $1133
                    2                        1521
                    3                        1909
                    4                        2297
                    5                        2684
                    6                        3072
                    7                        3460
                    8                        3848
        Each add'l person            388

  9. For residents of drug/alcohol treatment facilities:

    1. For parents living with their children, under age 22, form one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, the filing group consists only of the applicant.

  10. For residents of an RCF where an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, the filing group consists only of the applicant. Use the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR to decide how to form filing groups for residents of these facilities where an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, the filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.816


461-110-0370
Filing Group; FS

Form FS filing groups as follows:

  1. Exclude the following people from the FS filing group:

    1. Residents of commercial boarding houses.

    2. Ineligible students, as defined in rule 461-135-0570.

    3. The following people who are paying to have meals provided, if they apply for benefits for themselves alone, or if the meal provider chooses not to apply for benefits for them:

      1. A member of the household group who pays a reasonable amount for meals (lodger).

      2. Persons in foster care.

  2. If the household group includes a person in foster care, form the filing group as follows:

    1. Exclude the person in foster care from the filing group if they or the caretaker relative do not want to apply for benefits for them. This applies even if the person in foster care is related to others in the filing group as described in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

    2. If the foster caregiver wants to apply for the person in foster care along with other household members, follow the criteria in sections (3) through (10) of this OAR to determine the filing group.

  3. If parents have children who are under age 22 and they are in the same household group, they must be in the same filing group.

  4. Children under age 18 must be in the same filing group with an adult household member who is not their parent if they are under the parental control of that adult. Parental control means the person has care, control and supervision of the child.

  5. If siblings are in the same household group without their parent, allow separate filing groups when they purchase and prepare their food separately, unless an adult sibling has parental control over a minor sibling. If so, the adult and minor sibling must be in the same filing group.

  6. Spouses who are in the same household group must be in the same filing group.

  7. Members of the household group who pay other members of the household group for meals, but are not paying a reasonable amount for those meals, are in the same filing group with the other people in the household group. A reasonable amount for meals is:

    1. An amount that equals or exceeds the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if more than two meals a day are provided; or

    2. An amount that equals or exceeds two-thirds of the Thrifty Food Plan for the person and anyone in that person's filing group, if two or less meals a day are provided.

  8. Members of the household group who purchase and prepare food together must be in the same filing group, except in the following situations:

    1. A live-in attendant and their minor children may choose not to be in the filing group with the people for whom they are providing services, even if they purchase and prepare food with those people. They may choose not to be included in the filing group only if they are not required to be included per sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

    2. An elderly person and their spouse may form their own filing group, separate from the people with whom they purchase and prepare meals, if:

      1. The elderly person is unable to purchase and prepare food because of a disability; and

      2. The combined income of all other household members (excluding the elderly person and their spouse) does not exceed the following limit:

        Other Household
        Members
        Monthly Countable
        Income

        1

        $1133

        2

         1521

        3

         1909

        4

         2297

        5

         2684

        6

         3072

        7

         3460

        8

         3848

        Each additional person

          388

  9. For residents of drug/alcohol treatment facilities:

    1. For parents living with their children, under age 22, form one filing group.

    2. For all other residents, the filing group consists only of the applicant.

  10. For residents of an RCF where an employee of the facility is the authorized representative, the filing group consists only of the applicant. Use the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR to decide how to form filing groups for residents of these facilities where an employee of the facility is not the authorized representative.

  11. For residents of a homeless or domestic violence shelter, the filing group consists of:

    1. Residents who choose to apply together; or

    2. Residents who form filing groups according to the criteria in sections (3) through (6) of this OAR.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.816