Certification Period; ERDC
(1)The length of the certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) may not be less than 12 months. In the following situations the certification period may be extended beyond the certification end date:
(a)Caretakers in authorized work search and medical leave are limited to no more than three additional months.
(b)Caretakers on military transition are limited to no more than six additional months.
(c)Caretakers who have entered into a contracted slot with Head Start, Early Head Start or the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program are limited to no more than eleven additional months.
(2)A filing group (see OAR 461-110-0310 (Filing Group; Overview) and 461-110-0350 (Filing Group; ERDC)) that is determined to be homeless (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) or requires child care for a current foster child may receive “priority processing.” For purposes of this rule, “priority processing” means the benefits may be open for up to three months while pending for verification of income, work schedule, verification of immunization records, or a copy of the medical or non-medical exemption form (see OAR 461-135-0400 (Specific Requirements; ERDC)) during the application period.
Rule 461-170-0150 — Certification Period; ERDC,