Oregon Department of Human Services, Self-Sufficiency Programs

Rule Rule 461-180-0135
Effective Dates; Restoring SNAP Benefits for ABAWD Following Counting Month (Not Regaining)


(1)

In the SNAP program, benefits may be restored effective the first of the month when SNAP benefits for an ABAWD (see OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)) end following the third countable month when all of the following requirements are met:

(a)

Benefits ended as of the last calendar day of the prior month or were reduced as of the first day of the current month.

(b)

The reason for the closure or reduction was the ABAWD lost eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)) due to the SNAP time limit in OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP).

(c)

The client contacted the Department within the first calendar month following the closure or reduction and provided information that the client met one of the following in at least one of the first three countable months (see OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)):

(A)

An exemption in OAR 461-130-0310 (Participation Classifications: Exempt, Mandatory, and Volunteer)(3)(a).

(B)

The work requirements in OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)(3)(d) or (e).

(d)

There is at least one month remaining in the certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000 (Definitions for Chapter 461)).

(2)

This policy does not include regaining eligibility (see OAR 461-135-0520 (Time Limit and Special Requirements for ABAWD; SNAP)(5)) or to the month following closure or reduction following receipt of six countable months or any month thereafter.
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