Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-115-0651
Required Verification and When to Verify; SNAP


(1)

The Department must give households at least 10 days to provide required verification.

(2)

All of the following information must be verified when an individual initially applies for SNAP benefits:

(a)

The identity of the applicant and any authorized representative or alternate payee.

(b)

Alien status.

(c)

Social Security Number (SSN) or application for an SSN.

(d)

Countable income.

(e)

Medical expenses, if they are used as a deduction.

(f)

An order to pay child support and the amount actually paid.

(g)

Any information that is incomplete, inaccurate, inconsistent, or outdated, including unresolved issues that impact eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) or the benefit amount.

(h)

For an ABAWD who resides in a SNAP time limit county (see OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)):

(A)

Work hours.

(B)

The number of countable months (see OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)) used in another state if the individual is applying for food benefits after receiving food benefits in another state.

(3)

All of the following information must be verified when an individual reapplies for SNAP benefits:

(a)

Countable income.

(b)

Previously unreported medical expenses, and recurring medical expenses which have changed by more than $25.

(c)

Any changes in the legal obligation to pay child support, the obligated amount, and the amount the individual is paying for children that live in a different household group.

(d)

Any information that is incomplete, inaccurate, inconsistent, or outdated, including unresolved issues that impact eligibility or the benefit amount.

(4)

For cases using the Change Reporting System (CRS), each of the following changes reported during the certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) must be verified:

(a)

A change in source of income, or the amount of stable income has changed by more than $50.

(b)

The amount of variable income from any source.

(c)

Changes in reported medical expenses by more than $25, and previously unreported medical expenses.

(d)

Any changes in the legal obligation to pay child support, the obligated amount, and the amount the individual is paying for children that live in a different household group.

(e)

Any information that is incomplete, inaccurate, inconsistent, or outdated, including unresolved issues that impact eligibility or the benefit amount.

(5)

For cases using the Simplified Reporting System (SRS), each of the following changes reported during the certification period must be verified in accordance with OAR 461-170-0103 (Actions Resulting From Changes in Household Circumstances; Simplified Reporting System (SRS); SNAP, JPI):

(a)

Alien status and SSN or application for an SSN when a new member joins the benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750 (Benefit Group)).

(b)

Countable income.

(c)

Medical expenses, if used as a deduction.

(d)

An order to pay child support and the amount actually paid, if used as a deduction.

(6)

A claimed expense or cost may be used to determine the SNAP benefit only when the individual provides the required or requested verification.

(7)

In addition to the verification required by sections (2) to (5) of this rule, the income for an individual must be verified every six months for SRS cases certified for twelve months, except those in which every adult member of the filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370 (Filing Group; SNAP)) is elderly (see OAR 461-001-0015 (Definitions; SNAP)) or an individual with a disability (see OAR 461-001-0015 (Definitions; SNAP)) and has no earned income (NED).
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Jun. 8, 2021