Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-120-0110
Citizenship and Alien Status Requirements


Except as provided in section (5) of this rule, in all programs except the CAWEM, ERDC, REF, and REFM programs, to be a member of a benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750 (Benefit Group)) an individual must meet the requirements of at least one of the following subsections:


Be a citizen of the United States;


Meet the alien status requirements in OAR 461-120-0125 (Alien Status);


Be a citizen of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands or Saipan, Tinian, Rota or Pagan of the Northern Mariana Islands; or


Be a national from American Samoa or Swains Islands.


In the CAWEM program, to be a member of the benefit group an individual must meet the eligibility requirements of OAR 461-135-1070 (Specific Requirements; Citizen/Alien-Waived Emergent Medical (CAWEM)).


In the ERDC program, the need group (see OAR 461-110-0630 (Need Group)) and benefit group must include a child who meets the requirements of section (1) of this rule except that:


For children enrolled in programs that are subject to Head Start Performance Standards and are supported by both Head Start and CCDF funds, parents must submit verification of Head Start enrollment in lieu of other documentation; and


For children in contracted programs, a Head Start eligibility checklist may be used as verification.


In the REF and REFM programs, to be a member of the need group and the benefit group an individual must meet the alien status requirements of OAR 461-120-0125 (Alien Status).


In the TA-DVS and TANF programs, a victim of domestic violence (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) is not subject to section (1) of this rule when OAR 461-135-1200 (Specific Requirements; TA-DVS) applies.

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