OAR 813-201-0022
Household Eligibility


Application for program services must be made available to households that are determined to be eligible in compliance with these administrative rules and the program manual. Baseline eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:


Meeting income thresholds for EAS; and


Experiencing impacts due to preventing, preparing for, responding to, or resulting from COVID-19, including but not limited to:


Job loss/furlough;


Reduction of work hours;


Actual contraction or risk of contraction of COVID-19, including belonging to a class vulnerable to COVID-19 infection;


Care of family members or dependents;


Unpaid leave due to work or child care/school closure; and


Other similar circumstance related to preventing, preparing for, responding to, or resulting from COVID-19.


The period of time relevant to the determination of a household’s eligibility must be no more than the past 12 months and not less than the 30 days immediately preceding the date of application by the household for program services. OHCS reserves the right to allow exceptions to this timeframe if the household qualifies for express enrollment outlined in (3)(a), (3)(b) or (3)(h) below.
(3) Methodology and documentation to determine household eligibility for the EAS program is outlined in the program manual. In addition to those methods, a household may qualify through express enrollment. Qualifying documentation is determined by OHCS. Programs that qualify for this determination include:


Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP);


Oregon Energy Assistance Program (OEAP);


Women, Infants and Children (WIC);


Supplemental Security Income (SSI);


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);


Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan (OHP);


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Tribal TANF; or


Federal Low Income Weatherization Assistance Program (USDOE).


An eligible household must receive assistance from the subgrantee in the service area in which the household’s dwelling is located.


Households in similar circumstances must receive similar benefits to the extent of EAS funding.


Households living in an institution is not eligible to receive program services. Institutions may include, but are not limited to, hospitals, licensed domiciliary care facilities, intermediate care facilities, skilled nursing facilities or homes, alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers or treatment programs, dormitories, fraternities, sororities, and temporary protective facilities such as domestic violence shelters and homeless shelters.

Source: Rule 813-201-0022 — Household Eligibility, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=813-201-0022.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 813-201-0022’s source at or​.us