Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-180-0070
Effective Dates; Initial Month Benefits


(1)

In the EA program, the effective date for opening the case is the day benefits are issued to the benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750 (Benefit Group)). For a benefit group whose only eligible child is an unborn, the effective date cannot be earlier than the first day of the calendar month preceding the month in which the due date falls.

(2)

In the ERDC program, the effective date for starting benefits is one of the following:

(a)

The first day of the month in which the request for benefits is made if –

(A)

All eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) requirements are met in that month; and

(B)

Verification is provided within the application processing timeframes.

(b)

If all eligibility requirements are not met in the month of request, the effective date is the first day of the month in which they are met, if verification is provided within the application processing timeframes.

(c)

For a benefit group that received TANF program benefits within the 30 days before applying for ERDC program benefits, the effective date is the first of the month following closure of their TANF program benefits.

(3)

In the GA program, the effective date for the initial month (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) of benefits is –

(a)

For individuals who filed an application for SSI benefits prior to applying for GA benefits, the date the individual completes the GA application process and meets all eligibility requirements under OAR 461-135-0700 (Specific Requirements; GA).

(b)

For individuals who did not file an application for SSI benefits prior to applying for GA benefits, the first of the month following the date the individual completes the GA application process and meets all eligibility requirements under OAR 461-135-0700 (Specific Requirements; GA).

(4)

In the OSIP program, the effective date for the initial month of benefits is whichever of the following occurs first:

(a)

The date an individual requests benefits, if the individual was eligible as of that date.

(b)

The date all eligibility requirements are met.

(5)

In the REF program, when a filing group (see OAR 461-110-0430 (Filing Group; REF, REFM)) makes an initial application, the effective date for starting benefits is:

(a)

If all eligibility requirements, including an interview, are completed by the 30th day from the filing date (see OAR 461-115-0040 (Filing Date; REF, SNAP, TANF)), the effective date for starting benefits is the filing date.

(b)

If all eligibility requirements are not met by the 30th day from the filing date, a new filing date must be established.

(6)

In the TANF program, when a filing group (see OAR 461-110-0330 (Filing Group; TANF)) makes an initial application or applies after the end of the certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)), the effective date for starting TANF benefits is one of the following:

(a)

Except as provided in subsections (b) to (d) of this section, if all eligibility requirements, including a TANF interview, are completed by the 30th day from the filing date, the effective date for starting benefits is the filing date. If all eligibility requirements are not met by the 30th day from the filing date, a new filing date must be established.

(b)

If the only eligible child is an unborn, the effective date may not be earlier than the first day of the calendar month prior to the month in which the due date falls.

(c)

For an individual in the Pre-TANF program, the effective date for the initial month of benefits is the date the Pre-TANF program ends as provided in OAR 461-135-0475 (Specific Requirements; Pre-TANF Program).

(d)

For a JOBS support service payment, the effective date is the date the individual meets all eligibility requirements in OAR 461-190-0211 (Case Plan Activities and Standards for Support Service Payments; JOBS, Pre-TANF, REF, REP, SFPSS, TANF).

(7)

In the SFPSS program, when moving a TANF program recipient to SFPSS, the effective date for the initial month of SFPSS program benefits is:

(a)

Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the first of the month following the day all eligibility requirements are met and verified.

(b)

If the day all eligibility requirements are met and verified falls after the “compute deadline,” the initial month of SFPSS program benefits will be the first of the month following the month after “compute deadline.” For purposes of this rule, “compute deadline” means the Department computer system monthly deadline after which changes will not take effect until the month following the first of the next month.
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Jun. 8, 2021