Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-180-0020
Effective Dates; Changes in Income or Income Deductions That Cause Increases


For all programs in Chapter 461, except the ERDC program, this rule is used to determine the effective date when a change in income or income deductions causes an increase in benefits. Retroactively effective July 6, 2020, for all changes, the effective date is one of the following:

(1)

In the GA, REF, SFPSS, and TANF programs, the effective date for an anticipated change reported before the payment month is the first of the payment month in which it will occur. If the change is not reported until the month it occurs or later, the effective date is the first of the month following the month in which the change was reported.

(2)

In the SNAP program:

(a)

The effective date when verification is not requested is the first of the month following the date the change was reported.

(b)

The effective date if verification is requested is:

(A)

The first of the month following the date the change was reported if verification is received no later than the due date for the verification.

(B)

The first of the month following the date the verification is received by the Department, if received after the verification due date.

(3)

In the OSIPM and QMB programs, the effective date for increases resulting from reported changes is determined as follows:

(a)

If, based on the reported change, the individual is determined eligible for a new program with a higher benefit level, the effective date for the new program is determined in accordance with OAR 461-180-0090 (Effective Dates; Initial Month Medical Benefits).

(b)

For changes in income or increased deductions due to changes to an individual’s marital status or number of eligible dependents that reduce client liability (see OAR 461-160-0610 (Client Liability; OSIPM (except OSIPM-EPD))) or the OSIPM-EPD participant fee (see OAR 461-001-0035 (Definitions; OSIP-EPD and OSIPM-EPD)), the effective date is the first of the month in which the change is reported or discovered.
(c) For medical costs allowed in accordance with OAR 461-160-0030 (Overview of Costs) that reduce the client liability or participant fee:
(A) One-time and ongoing costs that have already been paid when the change is reported are allowed in the month they are reported.
(B) For one-time and ongoing costs that have been incurred but not paid, the change is effective the month the individual reports they paid the cost or began making payments.
(d) When the decrease in client liability is caused by a higher maintenance standard due to a change in service setting, the effective date is the date the individual moves into the new service setting.
(e) When a decrease in client liability is caused by a change in income and a change in service setting that occurs in the same month, the effective date is the day the individual moves into the new service setting.
(f) When the decrease in participant fee is caused by a higher maintenance standard due to a change in service setting or a combination of a higher maintenance standard and another change that is reported or discovered in the same month, the effective date is the first of the month the individual moves into the new service setting.
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