Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
In the SNAP program it it is the
responsibility of the center, facility, or group living
(see OAR 461-001-0015
) acting as an authorized
representative under OAR 461-135-0510
and OAR 461-115-0090
(a) Use SNAP benefits for food prepared and
served to those residents participating in SNAP.
Be knowledgeable about the resident's
circumstances and carefully review those circumstances prior to:
(A) Applying on the resident's behalf,
(B) Assuming responsibility as
authorized representative on an existing case.
(c) Report required changes in accordance
with each resident's assigned reporting system.
(d) Use no more than half of the resident's
monthly SNAP allotment prior to the 16th day of the month.
(e) Use only benefits posted to the card
after the time the resident was admitted to the center, facility or
group living arrangement.
(f) Report monthly to the Department a list
of currently participating residents that includes a statement signed by a
responsible official attesting to the validity of the list.
When a resident leaves the center,
facility or group living arrangement
(A) Discontinue acting as the resident's
authorized representative, including participating in the certification
the Department of the resident's departure.
(C) When possible, provide the resident with
a change report to update mailing address and other circumstances and advise
the resident to return the form to the Department within 10 days.
(D) Provide the resident with the EBT card
linked to their SNAP case or return the card to the Department by the end of
the month of the resident's departure.
(E) Discontinue using and accessing benefits
(F) Return half of the
resident's monthly SNAP allotment if the resident departs before the 16th day
of the month and less than half of their monthly allotment is remaining. If
necessary, benefits are refunded with the assistance of the
A center, facility, or group
acting as the authorized representative for a
resident is responsible for any misrepresentation or intentional program
violation which it knowingly commits. The center, facility, or group
shall be strictly liable for all losses or misuse
of SNAP benefits held on behalf of the resident and for all overpayments that
occur in accordance with OAR 461-195-0541
A center or facility authorized by the
Food and Nutrition Service as a retail food store may be penalized or
disqualified if it is determined the facility misappropriated or used benefits
for a purchase that does not contribute to a meal of a certified filing group
(see OAR 461-110-0370
Or. Admin. R.
AFS 80-1989, f. 12-21-89,
cert. ef. 2-1-90; AFS 23-1995, f. 9-20-95, cert. ef. 10-1-95; AFS 13-1997, f.
8-28-97, cert. ef. 9-1-97; AFS 3-2000, f. 1-31-00, cert. ef. 2-1-00; AFS
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-01; SSP 7-2007, f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-1-07;
25-2019, amend filed 12/24/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS
7 CFR 273.1,