Or. Admin. R. 461-135-0220 - REF, REFM, and TANF Programs; COVID-19

The provisions in this rule apply to the REF, REFM, and TANF programs.

(1) The Department amends the resource limit for the REF, REFM, and TANF programs (see OAR 461-160-0015(6) and (8)), as follows:
(a) $2,500 for a need group (see OAR 461-110-0630) with every caretaker relative (see OAR 461-001-0000) serving an intentional program violation (see OAR 461-195-0601).
(b) $10,000 for new applicants and all other need groups.
(2) American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Pandemic Emergency Assistance funds allotted to the Department shall be distributed in a one-time payment to TANF benefit groups (see OAR 461-110-0750) as follows:
(a) The payment shall be issued in the same method as the TANF benefit.
(b) The payment is limited to groups eligible for TANF for the month of September 2021 whose eligibility (OAR 461-001-0000) was determined and authorized by November 1, 2021.
(c) The payment amount is determined based on the available funds and the total number of eligible benefit groups.
(d) Payments are not subject to overpayment (see OAR 461-195-0501) and shall not be included in any overpayment calculation.
(e) All funds shall be issued in November 2021, on a date determined by the Department, with no remaining funds available.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 461-135-0220
SSP 6-2020, temporary adopt filed 04/03/2020, effective 04/03/2020 through 09/29/2020; SSP 7-2020, temporary adopt filed 04/08/2020, effective 4/8/2020through 09/29/2020; SSP 15-2020, temporary adopt filed 06/17/2020, effective 6/17/2020through 9/29/2020; SSP 24-2020, temporary adopt filed 07/27/2020, effective 8/1/2020 through 9/29/2020; SSP 28-2020, temporary adopt filed 08/25/2020, effective 09/01/2020 through 09/29/2020; SSP 35-2020, adopt filed 09/29/2020, effective 9/30/2020; SSP 41-2020, temporary amend filed 11/30/2020, effective 12/1/2020 through 5/29/2021; SSP 26-2021, amend filed 03/24/2021, effective 4/1/2021; SSP 51-2021, temporary amend filed 09/30/2021, effective 10/1/2021 through 3/27/2022; SSP 7-2022, amend filed 02/03/2022, effective 2/18/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.083, 412.006, 412.049 & 412.064

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 411.060, 411.070, 411.081, 411.083, 411.087, 412.006, 412.049, 412.064, 45 CFR 206.10, 45 CFR 400.155, 45 CFR 261.11 & 45 CFR 260.31

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