461-160-0060 Effective 09/01/16

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the REF and TANF programs, a benefit amount not a whole number of dollars is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar.

- In the ERDC program, total countable income is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar. The benefit figures are not rounded.

- In the GA, OSIP, OSIPM, and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

- In the SNAP program:

- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, when income and deductions are calculated, a figure ending with less than 50 cents is rounded to the next lower dollar and a figure ending with 50 cents or more is rounded to the next higher dollar.

- After multiplying the adjusted income by 30 percent, any amount from 1 to 99 cents is rounded up to the next higher dollar.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

Statutes/Other Implemented: 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

461-160-0060 Temporary Effective 07/01/16 through 08/31/16

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the REF and TANF programs, a benefit amount not a whole number of dollars is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar.

- In the ERDC program, total countable income is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar. The benefit figures are not rounded.

- In the GA, OSIP, OSIPM, and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

- In the SNAP program:

- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, when income and deductions are calculated, a figure ending with less than 50 cents is rounded to the next lower dollar and a figure ending with 50 cents or more is rounded to the next higher dollar.

- After multiplying the adjusted income by 30 percent, any amount from 1 to 99 cents is rounded up to the next higher dollar.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

Stats. Implemented: 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

461-160-0060 Effective 01/01/14

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the REF and TANF programs, a benefit amount not a whole number of dollars is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar.

- In the ERDC program, total countable income is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar. The benefit figures are not rounded.

- In the GA, GAM, OSIP, OSIPM, and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

- In the SNAP program:

- Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, when income and deductions are calculated, a figure ending with less than 50 cents is rounded to the next lower dollar and a figure ending with 50 cents or more is rounded to the next higher dollar.

- After multiplying the adjusted income by 30 percent, any amount from 1 to 99 cents is rounded up to the next higher dollar.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

Stats. Implemented: 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

461-160-0060 Temporary Effective 10/01/13 through 12/31/13

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the GA, GAM, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

Stats. Implemented: 411.060, 411.404, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

461-160-0060 Effective 01/01/10 - Technical Amendment

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the GA, GAM, OHP, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.042

Stats. Implemented: 411.060, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.042

461-160-0060 Effective 04/01/09

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the GA, GAM, OHP, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

- In the FS program:

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.042

Stats. Implemented: 411.060, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049, 414.042

461-160-0060 Effective 04/01/04

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the GA, GAM, OHP, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

- In the FS program, when income and deductions are calculated, a figure ending with less than 50 cents is rounded to the next lower dollar and a figure ending with 50 cents or more is rounded to the next higher dollar. Rounding is done as follows:

- All income from the same source is added and the sum is rounded.

- Weekly income is rounded before the weekly conversion factor is used to convert it to monthly income. The converted amount is rounded before the earned income deduction is applied.

- The costs of dependent care for each financial group member is rounded before it is compared to the limit for dependent care.

- The medical costs for each person who is eligible for a medical deduction are added and the sum is rounded before the deduction is calculated.

- The costs for shelter are added and the sum is rounded before the shelter deduction is calculated.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060

Stats. Implemented: 411.060

461-160-0060 Temporary Effective 11/01/03 through 3/31/04

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the GA, GAM, OHP, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB programs, rounding is not used.

- In the FS program, when income and deductions are calculated, a figure ending with less than 50 cents is rounded to the next lower dollar and a figure ending with 50 cents or more is rounded to the next higher dollar. Rounding is done as follows:

- All income from the same source is added and the sum is rounded.

- Weekly income is rounded before the weekly conversion factor is used to convert it to monthly income. The converted amount is rounded before the earned income deduction is applied.

- The costs of dependent care for each financial group member is rounded before it is compared to the limit for dependent care.

- The medical costs for each person who is eligible for a medical deduction are added and the sum is rounded before the deduction is calculated.

- The costs for shelter are added and the sum is rounded before the shelter deduction is calculated.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060

Stats. Implemented: 411.060

461-160-0060 Effective: 7/01/02

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- In the REF and TANF programs, and for GA clients without service needs, a benefit amount not a whole number of dollars is rounded down to the next lower whole dollar.

- For GA and GAM clients with service needs, and for OHP, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB clients, rounding is not used.

- In the FS program, when income and deductions are calculated, a figure ending with less than 50 cents is rounded to the next lower dollar and a figure ending with 50 cents or more is rounded to the next higher dollar. Rounding is done as follows:

- All income from the same source is added and the sum is rounded.

- Weekly income is rounded before the weekly conversion factor is used to convert it to monthly income. The converted amount is rounded before the earned income deduction is applied.

- The costs of dependent care for each financial group member is rounded before it is compared to the limit for dependent care.

- The medical costs for each person who is eligible for a medical deduction are added and the sum is rounded before the deduction is calculated.

- The costs for shelter are added and the sum is rounded before the shelter deduction is calculated.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060

Stats. Implemented: 411.060

461-160-0060

Use of Rounding in Calculating Benefit Amount

- For ADC, ADCM, REF and REFM, and for GA and GAM clients without service needs, round the benefit amount down to the next lower whole dollar when the benefit amount is not a whole dollar amount.

- For ERDC, round total countable income down to the next lower whole dollar. If this rounded amount falls between two figures on the ERDC table, use the lower figure on the table. Do not round the benefit amount for ERDC.

- For GA and GAM clients with service needs, and for OHP, OSIP, OSIPM and QMB clients, do not use rounding.

- For FS, when calculating income and deductions, round any amount less than 50 cents to the lower dollar. Round any amount equal to or over 50 cents to the higher dollar. Use rounding as follows:

- Add all the amounts from the same income source before rounding.

- Round income earned on a weekly basis before applying the weekly conversion factor. Round the converted amount again before applying the earned income deduction.

- Add all the costs for dependent care for each financial group member. Round each member's total cost before comparing it to the limits.

- Add the medical costs for each person who is eligible for a medical deduction, then round the total cost before calculating the deduction.

- Add all FS shelter costs for the need group. Round the adjusted shelter cost before calculating the shelter deduction.

- After multiplying the adjusted income by 30 percent, round any amount from 1 to 99 cents up to the next higher dollar.