Or. Admin. R. 333-052-0043 - Senior Participant Eligibility and Benefits

(1) An individual is eligible for the Senior Farm Direct Nutrition Program if the individual meets all the following eligibility criteria on April 1 of the calendar year in which benefits are sought:
(a) Has income less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level;
(b) Receives Medicaid or SNAP benefits;
(c) Resides in their own home or rental property or is experiencing houselessness; and
(d) Is age 62 years or older.
(2) Senior Farm Direct benefits are limited and benefits will be distributed in an equitable manner but the Oregon Health Authority (Authority) is not required to distribute benefits to all individuals who are eligible.
(3) The Authority shall undertake best efforts to inform eligible seniors each year of the available benefits and how the benefits will be distributed.
(4) Program benefits are valid from June 1 through November 30 of the year in which benefits were issued.
(5) Lost or stolen Farm Direct benefits will not be replaced.
(6) An individual who does not receive a benefit in any given year based on a funding decision is not entitled to hearing rights.


Or. Admin. R. 333-052-0043
PH 15-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-20-12; PH 4-2014, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-14; PH 24-2015, f. 12-8-15, cert. ef. 1/1/2016; PH 229-2018, amend filed 06/01/2018, effective 6/1/2018; PH 53-2020, amend filed 06/01/2020, effective 6/1/2020; PH 46-2023, amend filed 09/26/2023, effective 9/28/2023

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 413.500 & ORS 411.813

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 413.500 & ORS 411.813

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