Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-135-0920
Refugees Applying for SSI


REF applicants who are age 65 or older or who are blind or have a disability (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) are referred to Social Security to apply for SSI. REF applicants who are found eligible for the REF program receive REF program benefits until SSI benefits begin or until passage of the eight-month time limit for the REF program, whichever occurs first.


Refugees eligible for SSI are eligible for the OSIPM program.

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