The following definitions apply to the rules of the SNAP
program in Chapter 461:
Adult means an individual 18 years of age or older.
an individual with a disability
means an individual who meets
any of the following requirements:
Receives SSI benefits under title XVI of the Social Security Act.
(b) Receives blindness or disability benefits
under titles I, II, X, XIV, or XVI of the Social Security Act.
(c) Receives OSIP or other state or federal
supplement under section 1616(a) of the Social Security Act based on disability
or blindness criteria under title XVI of the Social Security Act.
(d) Receives state general assistance
benefits based upon disability or blindness criteria under title XVI of the
Social Security Act.
interim assistance pending receipt of SSI or receives disability-related
medical assistance under title XIX of the Social Security Act.
Receives a state or federally
administered supplemental benefit under section 212(a) of Public Law
(g) Receives an annuity
payment under Section 2(a)(1)(iv) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 and is
determined to be eligible for Medicare by the Railroad Retirement
(h) Receives an annuity
payment under Section 2(a)(1)(v) of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 and
meets the disability criteria used under title XVI of the Social Security
(i) Receives VA benefits for
non-service or service connected disability rated or paid as total under title
38 of the United States Code.
Receives disability retirement benefits from a governmental agency because of a
disability considered permanent under section 221(i) of the Social Security
(k) Has a disability
considered permanent under 221(i) of the Social Security Act section and is the
surviving spouse or surviving child of a veteran and considered by the VA to be
entitled to compensation for a service-connected death or pension benefits for
a non-service connected death under title 38 of the United States
(l) Is a veteran or surviving
spouse of a veteran considered by the VA to be in need of Aid and Attendance
benefits or permanently housebound under title 38 of the United States
(m) Is a surviving child of a
veteran and considered permanently incapable of self support under title 38 of
the United States Code.
Drug and alcohol treatment and
means a program conducted by a private
nonprofit organization or institution, or a publicly operated community mental
health center, that --
(a) Qualifies under
part B of title XIX of the Public Health Service Act to receive funds, even if
it does not actually receive funding under part B of title XIX, or
(b) Is authorized as a retailer by the Food
and Nutrition Service (FNS).
Elderly means an
individual 60 years of age or older.
Employee means an
individual who works for another in return for financial or other compensation
such as rent, but does not include an independent contractor.
Employer means a person
that employs one or more individuals for wages, salary, or other compensation
such as rent.
means a required period of supervised practice
completed off campus or away from an individual's school of higher education
(see OAR 461-135-0570
) in order to complete the requirements for the
means an appointment as a graduate
student employee offering a financial payment to the graduate student for
part-time work in teaching, administration, or research while the graduate
student completes the academic requirements for an advanced degree at a school
of higher education (see OAR 461-135-0570
). A graduate assistantship includes
such positions as graduate assistant, graduate research assistant, graduate
teaching assistant, and graduate teaching associate.
means a school of higher education (see OAR 461-135-0570
) awarded program,
targeted to a specific student group or field of study, that may be awarded
based on academic need, academic record, or merit.
means a public or private nonprofit residential setting
that serves no more than 16 residents and is certified by State of Oregon under
regulations issued under section 1616(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.SC.
). To be eligible for SNAP benefits, a resident of such a group
must be blind or have a
Head of household means a primary
if the individual does not have a fixed or regular
nighttime residence or has a primary residence that is one of the following:
(a) A supervised shelter that provides
halfway house or residence for individuals who may become
(c) A temporary
accommodation in another individual's or family's residence for 90 days or
(d) A place not designed to
be or ordinarily used as a place for individuals to sleep, such as a hallway,
bus station, or similar place.
official or formal program through a school of higher education (see OAR
) to provide practical experience for an individual beginning an
occupation or profession.
migrant farmworker is an individual who regularly travels away
from their permanent residence overnight, usually with a group of laborers, to
seek employment in an agriculturally related activity. If any member of a SNAP
household fits the definition of migrant farmworker at any time during the
redetermination period, the household is budgeted according to the policy on
adult in the filing group
(see OAR 461-110-0370
) who is
designated by the group to serve as the primary person
there is no adult, the group can designate another responsible person in the
Once the primary person
has been designated, the
cannot choose a different individual to be the
during the same certification period (see OAR
) or during an OFSET or job quit disqualification period, unless
there is a change in the composition of the household group
(see OAR 461-110-0210
are individuals employed in agricultural employment of a seasonal or temporary
nature. If any member of a SNAP household fits the definition of seasonal
farmworker at any time during the redetermination period, the household is
budgeted according to policy on seasonal farmworkers. Seasonal farmworkers are
not required to be absent overnight from their permanent residence when:
(a) Employed on a farm or ranch performing
field work related to planting, cultivation, or harvesting operations;
(b) Employed in a canning,
packing, ginning, seed conditioning, or related research or processing
operation, and transported to or from the place of employment by means of a