Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-135-1270
Specific Requirements; Employment Payments


Effective April 1, 2016, a benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0630 (Need Group)) that includes an individual who meets the requirements in section (2) of this rule is eligible to receive $225 in Employment Payments (see OAR 461-001-0025 (Definitions of Terms, Components, and Activities; JOBS, Pre-TANF, TANF)) paid over three months as provided in section (3) of this rule.


To be eligible for three months of Employment Payments, an individual in the benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750 (Benefit Group)) or an individual not in the benefit group due to the time limit in OAR 461-135-0071 (TANF Time Limit; General Provisions) must meet all of the following requirements:


Have obtained unsubsidized paid employment and reported it timely.


Have been a JOBS eligible or JOBS volunteer (see OAR 461-130-0310 (Participation Classifications: Exempt, Mandatory, and Volunteer)) individual who closed TANF for one of the following reasons:


Became ineligible for the Pre-TANF, SFPSS or TANF programs due to income above the applicable income standard in OAR 461-155-0030 (Income and Payment Standards; REF, TANF).


Voluntarily closed TANF to avoid accruing time toward the time limit in OAR 461-135-0071 (TANF Time Limit; General Provisions).


Voluntarily closed TANF to be eligible for TBA (see OAR 461-135-0506 (Transitional Benefit Alternative (TBA) in the SNAP Program)).


Meet the TANF residency requirements in OAR 461-120-0010 (Residency Requirements).


Remain at or below 350 percent FPL in OAR 461-155-0180 (Income Standards; Not OSIP, OSIPM, QMB).


Employment Payments begin the month following the month in which Pre-TANF, SFPSS, or TANF benefits close. Payments are limited to one payment per month per benefit group. Payments may not be prorated and are paid in the following amounts and order:


$100 the first month after benefits close.


$75 the second month after benefits close.


$50 the third month after benefits close.


An individual receiving Employment Payments is not eligible for JOBS Plus or JPI (see OAR 461-135-1260 (Specific Requirements: Job Participation Incentive)).


Employment Payments end when an individual:


Is approved for REF, Pre-TANF, SFPSS, or TANF program benefits;


Is a member of a filing group (see OAR 461-110-0330 (Filing Group; TANF)) approved for REF, Pre-TANF, SFPSS, or TANF program benefits; or


Loses unsubsidized paid employment and the loss is verified by the Department.

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