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461-135-1230    Effective 01/01/10
Benefits; TA-DVS

In the TA-DVS program:

  1. A client may receive benefits of the program for 90 days from the date the client was found eligible. A client may receive benefits simultaneously from the TA-DVS and TANF programs. A client may receive benefits under the TA-DVS program not to exceed $1,200 during the 90-day period of eligibility.

  2. Two 90-day eligibility periods may not overlap. Once a 90-day eligibility period has expired, the client may reapply for TA-DVS program benefits under section (4) of this rule.

  3. TA-DVS benefits address a specific crisis situation or episode of need related to the client's domestic violence (see OAR 461-001-0000) situation (such as securing new or temporary housing, payment of security deposit, first month's rent, moving expenses, furniture, and clothing replacement). TA-DVS benefits are not utilized to meet current ongoing or recurrent needs expected to continue beyond 90 days and are not used for the following items even if the client believes the item would contribute to the client's safety:

    1. Payment of attorney or other legal fees;

    2. Payment of a fine or other penalty;

    3. Payment of outstanding or past due costs such as rent or utilities when the client does not intend to stay in the residence or the need for the payment was not related to the current domestic violence situation;

    4. Payment of a pet fee (unless the pet is a service animal, and only when the service status has been verified by a medical or counseling professional);

    5. Payment for relocation of household or personal belongings from another state;

    6. Purchase of a car (including making car payments) or recreational vehicle, including a travel trailer;

    7. Purchase of a firearm or other weapon;

    8. Purchase of new furniture unless--

      1. The new furniture is not available through a community resource;

      2. A less costly alternative for acquiring the new furniture is not available;

      3. The old furniture was left behind when the client fled domestic violence; and

      4. The new furniture is essential to setting up a household (such as beds, dressers, a dining room table and chairs, a couch).

    9. Purchase of a non-essential item such as a television or computer, or service such as cable, satellite, internet, even if such an item or service was left behind when the client fled the domestic violence situation; or

    10. Purchase of a pet or guard animal.

  4. If a client submits an application meeting all eligibility criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-1215 and 461-135-1225 less than 12 months after the ending of a 90-day period of eligibility in which the client received benefits under this program, that application must be jointly staffed and approved or denied by the Department's field and central offices.

  5. The client and the Department prepare a case plan that identifies activities necessary to enhance the client's safety. The case plan specifies the payments the Department makes to meet the client's needs for shelter and food and for relocation or other services that will enhance the client's safety.

  6. A client's available liquid resources may be considered when developing the case plan.

  7. A payment issued for an item in the client's case plan is issued as a dual-payee or vendor-pay check unless the use of a dual-payee or vendor-pay check is likely to put the client at risk of harm.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 412.049
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.117, 412.049


461-135-1230    Effective 04/01/09
Benefits; TA-DVS

In the TA-DVS program:

  1. A client may receive benefits of the program for 90 days from the date the client was found eligible. A client may receive benefits simultaneously from the TA-DVS and TANF programs. A client may receive benefits under the TA-DVS program not to exceed $1,200 during the 90-day period of eligibility.

  2. TA-DVS benefits address a specific crisis situation or episode of need related to the client's domestic violence (see OAR 461-001-0000) situation (such as securing new or temporary housing, payment of security deposit, first month's rent, moving expenses, furniture, and clothing replacement). TA-DVS benefits are not utilized to meet current ongoing or recurrent needs expected to continue beyond 90 days and are not used for the following items even if the client believes the item would contribute to the client's safety:

    1. Payment of attorney or other legal fees;

    2. Payment of a fine or other penalty;

    3. Payment of outstanding or past due costs such as rent or utilities when the client does not intend to stay in the residence or the need for the payment was not related to the current domestic violence situation;

    4. Payment of a pet fee (unless the pet is a service animal, and only when the service status has been verified by a medical or counseling professional);

    5. Payment for relocation of household or personal belongings from another state;

    6. Purchase of a car (including making car payments) or recreational vehicle, including a travel trailer;

    7. Purchase of a firearm or other weapon;

    8. Purchase of new furniture unless--

      1. The new furniture is not available through a community resource;

      2. A less costly alternative for acquiring the new furniture is not available;

      3. The old furniture was left behind when the client fled domestic violence; and

      4. The new furniture is essential to setting up a household (such as beds, dressers, a dining room table and chairs, a couch).

    9. Purchase of a non-essential item such as a television or computer, or service such as cable, satellite, internet, even if such an item or service was left behind when the client fled the domestic violence situation; or

    10. Purchase of a pet or guard animal.

  3. If a client submits an application meeting all eligibility criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-1215 and 461-135-1225 less than 12 months after the commencement of a 90-day period of eligibility, that application must be jointly staffed and approved or denied by the Department's field and central offices.

  4. The client and the Department prepare a case plan that identifies activities necessary to enhance the client's safety. The case plan specifies the payments the Department makes to meet the client's needs for shelter and food and for relocation or other services that will enhance the client's safety.

  5. A client's available liquid resources may be considered when developing the case plan.

  6. A payment issued for an item in the client's case plan is issued as a dual-payee or vendor-pay check unless the use of a dual-payee or vendor-pay check is likely to put the client at risk of harm.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 412.049
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.117, 412.049


461-135-1230    Effective 10/01/07
TA-DVS; Benefits of the Program

In the TA-DVS program:

  1. A client may receive benefits of the program for 90 days from the date the client was found eligible. Clients may receive benefits simultaneously from the TA-DVS and TANF programs. A client may receive benefits under the program not to exceed $1,200 during the 90-day period of eligibility.

  2. If a client submits an application meeting all eligibility criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-1215 and 461-135-1225 less than 12 months after the commencement of a 90-day period of eligibility, that application must be jointly approved or denied by the Department's field and central offices.

  3. The client and the Department prepare a case plan that identifies activities necessary to enhance the client's safety. The case plan specifies the payments the Department makes to meet the client's needs for shelter and food and for relocation or other support services that will enhance the client's safety. The case plan either is in writing and signed by the client or is narrated by the Department in the client's case file.

  4. A client's available, liquid resources may be considered when developing the case plan.

  5. Payments issued for items in the client's case plan are issued as dual-payee checks unless the use of a dual-payee check is likely to put the client at risk of harm.

  6. Benefits of the program do not include relocation of household or personal belongings from another state.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 418.100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 411.117, 418.100


461-135-1230 Effective 4/01/04
TA-DVS; Benefits of the Program

  1. A client may receive benefits of the program for 90 days from the date the client was found eligible. Clients may receive benefits simultaneously from the TA-DVS and TANF programs. A client may receive benefits under the program not to exceed $1,200 during the 90-day period of eligibility.

  2. If a client submits an application meeting all eligibility criteria set forth in OAR 461-135-1215 and 461-135-1225 less than 12 months after the commencement of a 90-day period of eligibility, that application must be jointly approved or denied by the Department's field and central offices.

  3. The client and the Department prepare a case plan that identifies activities necessary to enhance the client's safety. The case plan specifies the payments the Department makes to meet the client's needs for shelter and food and for relocation or other support services that will enhance the client's safety. The case plan either is in writing and signed by the client or is narrated by the Department in the client's case file.

  4. A client's available, liquid resources may be considered when developing the case plan.

  5. Payments issued for items in the client's case plan are issued as dual-payee checks unless the use of a dual-payee check is likely to put the client at risk of harm.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 418.100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.117, 418.100


461-135-1230 Effective 10/01/00
TA-DVS; Benefits of the Program

  1. A client may receive benefits of the program for 90 days from the date the client was found eligible. Clients may receive benefits simultaneously from the TA-DVS and TANF programs. A client may receive benefits under the program not to exceed $1200 during the 90-day period of eligibility.

  2. The client and the Division prepare a case plan that identifies activities necessary to enhance the client's safety. The case plan specifies the payments the Division makes to meet the client's needs for shelter and food and for relocation or other support services that will enhance the client's safety. The case plan either is in writing and signed by the client or is narrated by the division in the client's case file.

  3. A client's available, liquid resources may be considered when developing the case plan.

  4. Payments issued for items in the client's case plan are issued as dual-payee checks unless the use of a dual-payee check is likely to put the client at risk of harm.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 418.100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.117, 418.100


461-135-1230 Effective 7/1/99
TA-DVS; Benefits of the Program

  1. A client may receive benefits of the program for 90 days from the date the client was found eligible. Clients may receive benefits simultaneously from the TA-DVS and TANF programs notwithstanding OAR 461-165-0030. A client may receive benefits under the program not to exceed $1200 during the 90-day period of eligibility.

  2. The client and the Division prepare a case plan that identifies activities necessary to enhance the client's safety. The case plan specifies the payments the Division makes to meet the client's needs for shelter and food and for relocation or other support services that will enhance the client's safety. The case plan either is in writing and signed by the client or is narrated by the division in the client's case file.

  3. A client's available, liquid resources may be considered when developing the case plan.

  4. Payments issued for items in the client's case plan are issued as dual-payee checks unless the use of a dual-payee check is likely to put the client at risk of harm.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 418.100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 418.100, 411.117