The following definitions apply to the rules of the OSIP-EPD
and OSIPM-EPD programs in Chapter 461:
(1) "Approved account" refers to a segregated
account in a financial institution, the purpose of which is to save to use for
future disability-related expenses that would increase the individual's
independence and employment potential. Also included in this definition are
accounts regulated by the Internal Revenue Code and used for retirement
planning, such as IRAs, 401(k)s, TSAs, and KEOGHs.
"Blind work expenses" (BWE) refer to
those costs defined by SSA that can be used as reductions to earned income as
"Disabled" or "has a disability" refers
to having a physical or mental impairment, or a combination of these
impairments, that meets the definition of disability used by SSA when
determining eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social
Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) as defined in 20 CFR Part 404
(4) "Disability determination" refers to the
process used to establish whether the individual's disability meets the
definitions used by SSA in determining eligibility for SSI and SSDI.
"Employment" refers to an ongoing work
activity for which a client provides the Department with one of the following:
(a) Tax payments or filing for Federal
Insurance Contribution Act (FICA).
(b) Tax payments or filing for
Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA).
(c) Clear and convincing evidence of
"Employment and independence expense" (EIE) refers to the cost of any expense
that can be reasonably expected to enhance the independence and employment
potential of the individual.
"Impairment related work expenses" (IRWE) refer to those costs defined by SSA
that can be used as reductions to earned income. To be allowed, the item or
service must be related to the impairment and necessary to enable the
individual to perform the individual's job as defined in
"Participant fee" refers to the monthly
payment that clients in the OSIP-EPD and OSIPM-EPD programs must make in order
to be eligible for the OSIP-EPD and OSIPM-EPD programs (see OAR
(9) "Past relevant
work" (PRW) refers to work done within the past 15 years, that was substantial
gainful activity, and that lasted long enough for the worker to learn how to do
gainful activity" (SGA) refers to the term used by SSA to describe a
level of work activity and earnings. In the OSIP-EPD or OSIPM-EPD programs, an
individual is engaging in SGA if the earnings of the individual are at or above
the OSIP-EPD or OSIPM-EPD income standard.
Or. Admin. R.
AFS 1-1999(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 2-1-99 thru 7-31-999; AFS 7-1999, f. 4-27-99, cert. ef. 5-1-99; AFS
22-2002, f. 12-31-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; SSP 10-2003(Temp) f. & cert. ef.
5-1-03 thru 9-30-03; SSP 17-2003, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-03; SSP 14-2005, f.
9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; Renumbered from 461-110-0115, SSP 15-2006, f.
12-29-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; SSP 14-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; SSP
23-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-08
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS