Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-135-0820
Eligibility for Widows and Widowers; OSIPM

A widow or widower receiving Title II benefits from the Social Security Administration claim of a deceased spouse or deceased former spouse is eligible for OSIPM if the individual meets all of the following requirements:


Is not entitled to premium-free Medicare Part A.


Received SSI the month before their Title II payments began.


Would continue to be eligible for SSI benefits in the absence of their Title II benefits.

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Jun. 8, 2021