Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-180-0130
Effective Dates; Restored Benefits


(1)

The effective date for restoring benefits that were underpaid (including erroneous collections of overpayments) or denied or closed in error is set as follows:

(a)

Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, in all programs except the SNAP program, for underpayments resulting from administrative error, the effective date is the date the error was made.

(b)

In all programs except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, benefits may be restored only for the preceding 12 months.

(c)

JPI benefits may be restored only for the preceding four months and not to a date earlier than the individual is eligible under OAR 461-135-1260 (Specific Requirements: Job Participation Incentive).

(d)

In all programs except the SNAP program, for underpayments resulting from client error, the effective date is the earliest of the following:

(A)

The month the benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750 (Benefit Group)) notifies the branch office (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) of the possible loss.

(B)

The month the branch office discovers the loss.

(C)

The date a hearing is requested.

(2)

In the SNAP program, for underpayments resulting from administrative error, benefits are restored for not more than twelve months prior to whichever of the following occurs first:

(a)

The date the benefit group notifies the branch office of the possible loss.

(b)

The date the branch office discovers the loss.

(c)

The date a hearing is requested.

(3)

In the SNAP program, benefits are not restored for underpayments resulting from client error.

(4)

The effective date for restoring benefits that have been suspended is:

(a)

For individuals whose medical assistance is suspended because they are incarcerated with an anticipated stay of a year or less, see OAR 461-135-0950 (Eligibility for Inmates and Residents of Public Institutions)(8).

(b)

When subsection (a) of this section does not apply:

(A)

The first of the month after the suspension, if suspension was for only one month; or

(B)

The date the benefit group again becomes eligible, if benefits have been suspended for more than 30 days. The Department treats the month in which benefits are restored as an initial month (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)).
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