(1)The Department suspends the following rule sections regarding the SNAP program as provided in this rule:
(a)OAR 461-115-0230 (Interviews)(3), and
(b)OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)(2) and (6).
(2)The Department amends the following rules and rule sections regarding the SNAP program as provided in this rule:
(a)OAR 461-115-0020 (Application Requirements)(2),
(b)OAR 461-115-0450 (Periodic Redeterminations; SNAP)(1) and (2),
(c)OAR 461-135-0570 (Eligible and Ineligible Students; SNAP)(3), and
(d)OAR 461-170-0102 (Required Reports for the Simplified Reporting System (SRS); SNAP).
(3)Per the Families First Coronavirus Act, Title 3, Section 2301:
(a)SNAP time limit work requirements for ABAWDs (see OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)) are temporarily waived.
(B)The Department shall publicize the change using one or more of the following methods:
(8)For applications with a filing date (see OAR 461-115-0040 (Filing Date; REF, SNAP, TANF)):
(a)Established from March 23, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the Department waives the requirement under OAR 461-115-0020 (Application Requirements) section (1) to meet the interview requirements in order to complete the application process, and
(b)Established from March 23, 2020 to June 30, 2021, the Department suspends the requirement under OAR 461-115-0230 (Interviews)(3)(b) to grant a face-to-face interview at the applicant’s request.
(c)The provisions in this section are retroactively effective for applications with a filing date of March 23, 2020, and after.
Rule 461-135-0660 — SNAP; COVID-19,