Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
In the SNAP program, the Department selects the
certification period (see OAR 461-001-0000) and the
redetermination date based on the client's circumstances and according to the
length of the certification period depends on how far in
advance the circumstances affecting the group's eligibility can be predicted
but may not exceed 12 months except as outlined in sections (2) and (4) of this
may be extended beyond 12 months in each of the following
To the end of the TBA period
if the client becomes eligible for transitional benefits (see OAR
). If eligibility for TBA ends early, the certification
is changed to end on the last day of the month.
(b) To include the month after the client
finishes working under a TANF JOBS Plus Agreement. If the agreement ends early,
the certification period is changed to end on the original
recertification date or on the last day of the month following the month in
which the JOBS Plus agreement ends, whichever is later.
A certification period
of less than 12 months may be extended before the certification period ends,
not to exceed 12 months, in each of the following situations:
(a) A one- or two-month certification
period for expedited services when pending information is received,
and eligibility and benefit level is determined based on the new
(b) An application or
a change report form is received and eligibility is reviewed.
(c) The report system changes from CRS to
of 24 months may be assigned for a
(see OAR 461-110-0370
) in which all
(see OAR 461-001-0015
) members are
or have a disability
) if the case is placed in SRS and the filing
does not receive any earned income. Any filing
assigned to a 24-month certification period
SRS which starts receiving earned income is to be converted to CRS.
For each benefit group
(see OAR 461-110-0750
) in which all members are included in a cash or medical
program, eligibility for SNAP and the other program benefits is determined at
the same time when practicable.
A client remains eligible for and continues to receive SNAP benefits on the
normal issuance cycle if the application for recertification is filed with the
Department and all required verification has been received by the Department:
(a) Not later than the 15th day of the month
in which the certification expires; or
(b) In the case of a benefit
group whose certification period is shorter than two
months, not later than the 15th day after the Department provides notice that
the certification period will expire.
A client who files an application for
recertification is eligible for a SNAP allotment without proration only if the
(see OAR 461-115-0040
) is before the prior
(a) The required interview is completed, and
the Department receives the required verification, within 30 days after the
client files the application for recertification; or
(b) The interview or verification required by
this rule would have occurred timely but for a delay caused by the
Department must deny the application for recertification in the event a client
files a timely application for recertification but either fails to appear for a
scheduled interview or fails to timely submit required verification.
If the client fails to file an
application for recertification during a certification period
SNAP benefits for the first month of the following certification
are prorated in accordance with OAR 461-180-0080
(10) Once assigned, the certification
period may not be shortened.
Or. Admin. R.
AFS 80-1989, f. 12-21-89,
cert. ef. 2-1-90; AFS 20-1990, f. 8-17-90, cert. ef. 9-1-90; AFS 13-1991, f.
& cert. ef. 7-1-91; AFS 20-1992, f. 7-31-92, cert. ef. 8-1-92; AFS 12-1993,
f. & cert. ef. 7-1-93; AFS 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; AFS 19-1994,
f. & cert. ef. 9-1-94; AFS 23-1994, f. 9-29-94, cert. ef. 10-1-94; AFS
10-1995, f. 3-30-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; AFS 3-1997, f. 3-31-97, cert. ef.
4-1-97; AFS 25-1998, f. 12-28-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; AFS 1-2000, f. 1-13-00,
cert. ef. 2-1-00; AFS 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-01; SSP 13-2003, f.
6-12-03, cert. ef. 6-16-03; SSP 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-07; SSP
25-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11;
7-2019, amend filed 03/11/2019, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
409.050 & 411.816
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS