Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-120-0010
Residency Requirements


To be eligible for benefits, an individual must be a resident of Oregon.


Except as provided otherwise in OAR 461-120-0030 (State of Residence for an Individual in a Medical Facility) and this rule, an individual is a resident of Oregon if the individual lives in Oregon.


There is no minimum amount of time an individual must live in Oregon to be a resident. However, the individual must intend to remain in Oregon except in the following situations:


EA may be issued to help an individual return to a former state of residence.


In the OSIPM, QMB, and REFM programs, when an individual is presumed incapable of forming an intent to reside under OAR 461-120-0050 (Incapable of Stating Intent to Reside; OSIPM, QMB, REFM, and SAC).


In the OSIPM, QMB, REF, and TANF programs, an individual is considered a resident if the individual entered Oregon with a job commitment or looking for work, and is not receiving benefits from another state.


The SNAP program does not require intent to remain to establish residency.


In the TA-DVS program, to the extent permitted under OAR 461-135-1200 (Specific Requirements; TA-DVS).


An individual is not a resident if the individual is in Oregon solely for a vacation.


An individual continues to be a resident of Oregon during a temporary period of absence if the individual intends to return when the purpose of the absence is completed; and, in the TANF program, the individual remains in the household group under OAR 461-110-0210 (Household Group).

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Jun. 8, 2021