Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-135-0575
SNAP Expedited Services


In the SNAP program:

(1)

For purposes of this rule, “liquid resources” includes cash on hand, a checking or savings account, a savings certificate, and a lump sum payment.

(2)

An applicant is screened for expedited services except when a filing group (see OAR 461-110-0370 (Filing Group; SNAP)) applies for SNAP benefits before the end of their current certification. If a filing group meets the expedited services criteria and the Department determines the filing group is eligible for SNAP benefits, the filing group qualifies to receive benefits within seven days following the filing date.

(3)

The filing group meets expedited services criteria if the filing group:

(a)

Has countable income less than $150 a month and liquid resources that do not exceed $100;

(b)

Has gross income and liquid resources that total less than the total monthly rent, or mortgage, and utilities of the household; or

(c)

Is a “destitute household.” To be a destitute household, the filing group must include a migrant or seasonal farmworker and meet one of the following:

(A)

The only income received during the month in which the filing date falls was received prior to the filing date and was from a terminated source. Income is considered from a “terminated source” when:

(i)

Received on a monthly or more frequent basis and will not be received again from the same source during the month of the filing date or in the following month; or

(ii)

Received as periodic income (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)), and the income is not anticipated to be received during the month in which the next payment would normally be received.

(B)

The only income received during the month in which the filing date falls will be received from a new source and income of more than $25 from that source is not anticipated to be received by the 10th day following the filing date. Income is considered from a “new source” when $25 or less has been received from that source during the 30 days prior to the filing date.

(C)

The only income of the filing group is from a terminated source received prior to the filing date, a new source received after the filing date, and income from the new source of more than $25 is not anticipated to be received by the 10th day following the filing date.

(4)

There is no limit to the number of times a benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750 (Benefit Group)) may receive expedited services. However, all eligibility factors from the last expedited issuance must be verified or the benefit group must have been certified under normal processing standards since the last expedited certification before the client is eligible to receive expedited services again.

(5)

An eligibility process interview for an expedited services client is conducted in accordance with OAR 461-115-0690 (Verification For SNAP Expedited Service; Time Limits).

(6)

The application processing timeframe for an expedited services client is determined under OAR 461-115-0210 (Application Processing Time Frames; SNAP).

(7)

Application information for an expedited services client is verified as required under OAR 461-115-0690 (Verification For SNAP Expedited Service; Time Limits).
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Jun. 8, 2021