Limited Exception for Maintenance of Employment
(1)Applicants or eligible individuals, who would not otherwise be able to receive services under an order of selection, may apply to receive specific services or equipment to maintain their current employment under OAR 582-100-0011 (Provision of Services under an Order of Selection)(1)(c).
(2)In order to qualify for services or equipment under OAR 582-100-0010(1)(c), the individual must:
(a)Be eligible for services under OAR 582 Division 50;
(b)Not otherwise be able to receive Program services or equipment under the order of selection; and
(c)Be at immediate risk of losing their current job if not provided with specific services or equipment in the near future, which means no more than two months or 30 calendar days.
(3)The Program shall only provide the specific services or equipment necessary for the eligible individual to maintain their current employment. The Program shall not provide the full scope of Program services, unless otherwise authorized by rule.
(4)The Program counselor shall document in the eligible individual’s file:
(a)Evidence of the immediate risk of the individual losing their current employment; and,
(b)The specific services or equipment necessary to maintain the individual’s employment.
(5)The Program shall not determine that an eligible individual is at immediate risk of losing their current job under subsection (2)(c) of this rule, if that risk is based on the individual choosing to voluntarily leave their current employment.
(6)The Program shall determine whether an individual qualifies for this limited exception under this rule within 30 days of an eligible individual’s request for services under the exception.
(7)An individual who requests the limited exception under this rule during an order of selection is entitled to notice of the Program’s determination and dispute resolution rights to challenge that determination, as described in OAR chapter 582, division 20.
Rule 582-100-0021 — Limited Exception for Maintenance of Employment,