Previous Rules


461-135-0510    Effective 01/01/18
Residents of Institutions; SNAP

  1. Individuals who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals as a part of the normal services of the institution are not eligible for SNAP benefits, except as identified in section (2) of this rule.

  2. Individuals residing in the following types of institutions may participate in the SNAP program:

    1.  Domestic violence shelters (see OAR 461-001-0000).

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless individuals.

    3. Federally-subsidized housing for the recipients of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities.

    4. Residential private, nonprofit drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation programs or publicly operated community mental health centers operated under the criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-0550(2).

    5. A resident of a group living facility (see OAR 461-001-0015) may receive benefits only if:

      1. The resident applies through an authorized representative (see OAR 461-115-0090) who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on his or her own; and

      2. The individual meets all other SNAP eligibility requirements.

  3. Individuals covered by section (2) of this rule must be treated as separate filing groups from the others with whom they reside, unless required to be in the same filing group under OAR 461-110-0370(2).

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


461-135-0510    Effective 01/01/10 - Technical Amendment
Residents of Institutions; SNAP

  1. Individuals who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals as a part of the normal services of the institution are not eligible for SNAP benefits, except as identified in section (2) of this rule.

  2. Individuals residing in the following types of institutions may participate in the SNAP program:

    1. Domestic violence shelters.

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless individuals.

    3. Federally-subsidized housing for the recipients of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities.

    4. Residential private, nonprofit drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation programs or publicly operated community mental health centers operated under the criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-0550(2).

    5. A resident of a group living facility (see OAR 461-001-0015) may receive benefits only if:

      1. The resident applies through an authorized representative (see OAR 461-115-0090) who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on his or her own; and

      2. The individual meets all other SNAP eligibility requirements.

  3. Individuals covered by section (2) of this rule must be treated as separate filing groups from the others with whom they reside, unless required to be in the same filing group under OAR 461-110-0370(2).

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


461-135-0510    Effective 07/01/07
Residents of Institutions; FS

  1. Individuals who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals as a part of the normal services of the institution are not eligible for food stamps, except as identified in section (2) of this rule.

  2. Individuals residing in the following types of institutions may participate in the Food Stamp program:

    1. Domestic violence shelters.

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless individuals.

    3. Federally-subsidized housing for the recipients of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities.

    4. Residential private, nonprofit drug addiction or alcoholic treatment and rehabilitation programs or publicly operated community mental health centers operated under the criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-0550(2).

    5. A resident of a group living facility (see OAR 461-001-0015) may receive benefits only if:

      1. The resident applies through an authorized representative (see OAR 461-115-0090) who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on his or her own; and

      2. The individual meets all other FS eligibility requirements.

  3. Individuals covered by section (2) of this rule must be treated as separate filing groups from the others with whom they reside, unless required to be in the same filing group under OAR 461-110-0370(2).

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


461-135-0510    Effective 01/01/07
Residents of Institutions; FS

In the Food Stamp program:

  1. Individuals who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals are treated as follows:

    1. An individual in a general hospital, state institution, intermediate care facility, or semi-skilled or skilled nursing facility is not eligible.

    2. A resident of a residential care facility can receive benefits only if--

      1. The facility is public or nonprofit, serves no more than 16 residents, and is licensed by the State of Oregon according to regulations issued under Section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act;

      2. The resident applies through an authorized representative who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on his or her own;

      3. The individual is blind or has a disability (see OAR 461-001-0015); and

      4. The individual meets all other FS eligibility requirements.

  2. The following are not considered institutions:

    1. Domestic violence shelters.

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless people.

    3. Federally subsidized housing for the recipients of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act who are elderly, blind, or have disabilities.

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


461-135-0510 Effective 1/01/05
Residents of Institutions; FS

  1. In the FS program, people who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals are treated as follows:

    1. A person in a general hospital, state institution, intermediate care facility, or semi-skilled or skilled nursing facility is not eligible.

    2. A resident of a residential care facility can receive benefits only if--

      1. The facility is public or nonprofit, serves no more than 16 residents, and is licensed by the State of Oregon according to regulations issued under Section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act;

      2. The resident applies through an authorized representative who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on his or her own;

      3. The person is blind or disabled (see OAR 461-110-0110(4)); and

      4. The person meets all other FS eligibility requirements.

  2. The following are not considered institutions:

    1. Domestic violence shelters.

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless people.

    3. Federally subsidized housing for the elderly, disabled, or blind recipients of benefits under Title I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060


461-135-0510 Effective 12/01/99
Residents of Institutions; FS

For FS, people who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals are treated as follows:

  1. People in a general hospital, state institution, intermediate care facility or semi-skilled or skilled nursing facility are not eligible.

  2. Residents of an RCF can receive benefits only if:

    1. The facility is public or nonprofit, serves no more than 16 residents and is licensed by the State of Oregon according to regulations issued under Section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act;

    2. The resident applies through an authorized representative who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on his or her own;

    3. The person is blind or disabled (see OAR 461-110-0110(4)); and

    4. The person meets all other FS eligibility requirements.

  3. The following are not considered institutions:

    1. Domestic violence shelters.

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless people.

    3. Federally subsidized housing for the elderly built under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 or section 236 of the National Housing Act.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060


People in Institutions; FS
Rule: 461-135-0510

For FS, treat people who live in an institution that provides them with at least 50 percent of their meals as follows:

  1. People in a general hospital, state institution, intermediate care facility or semi-skilled or skilled nursing facility are not eligible.

  2. Residents of an RCF can receive benefits only if all the following are true:

    1. The facility is public or nonprofit, serves no more than 16 residents and is licensed by the State of Oregon according to regulations issued under Section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act.

    2. The resident applies through an authorized representative who is an employee of the facility, unless the facility determines that the resident can apply on their own.

    3. The person is blind or disabled per rule 461-110-110(4) .

    4. The person meets all other FS eligibility requirements.

  3. The following are not considered institutions:

    1. Domestic violence shelters.

    2. Public or private nonprofit shelters for homeless people.

    3. Federally subsidized housing for the elderly built under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 or section 236 of the National Housing Act.