Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-155-0010
Use of Payment Standards to Establish Need


“Need” is the amount at the Department’s payment standards that represents the client’s need for items covered by the benefit.


“Special needs” are costs in addition to standard allowances.


In the OSIP and OSIPM programs, special needs (see section (2) of this rule) are used when determining the benefit amount or the client liability.

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