Or. Admin. R. 461-135-0701 - Terminate GA and GAM Programs October 1, 2005

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) Effective October 1, 2005, the General Assistance (GA) and General Assistance Medical (GAM) programs are not funded. Notwithstanding any other rule of the Department, these programs are closed effective October 1, 2005.
(2) Effective September 30, 2005, all persons eligible for or receiving benefits of the GA or GAM programs become ineligible for these programs. Except as provided in section (4) of this rule, the Department will not authorize or provide any benefit under the GA or GAM programs after September 30, 2005.
(3) Effective October 1, 2005, all GA recipients who receive medical assistance through the OSIPM program will continue to receive OHP Plus benefits through the OSIPM program.
(4) Effective October 1, 2005, all recipients of medical assistance through the GAM program who became ineligible for GAM on September 30, 2005 because of the closure of the GAM program may receive OHP benefits as follows:
(a) Clients who have been determined to meet the eligibility requirements of the OSIPM program (see OAR 461-125-0370 and the OSIPM eligibility requirements in OAR 461 division 135) will receive the OHP Plus benefits package (see OAR 410-120-1210(2)(a)).
(b) Clients may also receive the OHP Plus benefits package for the period that:
(A) The Department has not previously made a determination about whether the client meets the disability requirements for OSIPM under OAR 461-125-0370 and the OSIPM eligibility requirements in OAR 461 division 135; and
(B) A determination is still pending about whether the client meets the disability requirements for OSIPM under OAR 461-125-0370 and the OSIPM eligibility requirements in OAR 461 Division 135.
(c) Clients who do not qualify for the OHP Plus benefits may be eligible for the OHP-OPU program under the eligibility requirements set out in OAR 461 Division 135, and if eligible, will receive the OHP Standard benefits package (see OAR 410-120-1210(2)(b)).

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Or. Admin. R. 461-135-0701
AFS 21-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-30-02 thru 6-27-03; SSP 12-2003, f. 5-29-03, cert. ef. 6-1-03; SSP 29-2003(Temp), f. 10-31-03, cert. ef. 11-1-03 thru 3-31-04; SSP 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-04; SSP 10-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-05 thru 2-25-06; SSP 12-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-20-05 thru 2-25-06; SSP 18-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06

Stat. Auth.: ORS 409.050 & 411.060

Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.010, 411.060, 411.710, 411.730 & 411.740

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