Or. Admin. R. 461-135-0900 - Specific Requirements; REF, REFM

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

(1) In addition to the eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000) requirements in other rules in OAR chapter 461, an individual must meet all of the requirements in this rule to be eligible for the REF and REFM programs.
(2) An individual must meet the noncitizen status requirements of OAR 461-120-0125, except a child (see OAR 461-001-0000) born in the United States to an individual in the REF or REFM program meets the noncitizen status requirements for the REF and REFM programs as long as each parent (see OAR 461-001-0000) in the household group (see OAR 461-110-0210) meets the noncitizen status requirements of OAR 461-120-0125.
(3) An individual is not eligible to receive REF and REFM program benefits if the individual is a full-time student of "higher education", unless such education is part of a cash assistance case plan. Any education or training allowable under an approved case plan must be less than one year in length. For the purposes of this rule, "higher education" means education that meets the requirements of one of the following subsections:
(a) Public and private universities and colleges and community colleges that offer degree programs regardless of whether a high school diploma is required for the program. However, GED, ABE, ESL, and high school equivalency programs at these institutions are not considered "higher education".
(b) Vocational, technical, business, and trade schools that normally require a high school diploma or equivalency certificate for enrollment in the curriculum or in a particular program at the institution. However, programs at those institutions that do not require the diploma or certificate are not considered "higher education".
(4) Eligibility for REF and REFM program benefits is limited to the first eight months from the date the immigration status was granted. Months in the United States are counted as whole months. There is no prorating of months.
(5) In the REF and REFM programs, if an individual was originally resettled in Oregon through the federal refugee resettlement process, then the individual must provide the name of the local resettlement agency that resettled them.


Or. Admin. R. 461-135-0900
AFS 80-1989, f. 12-21-89, cert. ef. 2-1-90; AFS 12-1990, f. 3-30-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; AFS 20-1990, f. 8-17-90, cert. ef. 9-1-90; AFS 19-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-91; AFS 4-1992, f. 2-28-92, cert. ef. 3-1-92; AFS 1-1993, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-93; AFS 10-1995, f. 3-30-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; AFS 40-1995, f. 12-26-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; AFS 33-1996(Temp), f. 9-26-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; AFS 42-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; AFS 19-1997, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-97; AFS 17-1998, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-98; AFS 15-1999, f. 11-30-99, cert. ef. 12-1-99; AFS 25-2000, f. 9-29-00, cert. ef. 10-1-00; AFS 22-2002, f. 12-31-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; SSP 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-07; SSP 3-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-30-08 thru 7-28-08; SSP 4-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-08 thru 7-28-08; SSP 17-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-08; SSP 9-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-1-09 thru 10-28-09; SSP 28-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-09; SSP 13-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-17-10 thru 11-13-10; SSP 32-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-10; SSP 13-2013, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-13; SSP 30-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-13 thru 3-30-14; SSP 38-2013, f. 12-31-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; SSP 24-2015, f. 9-29-15, cert. ef. 10/1/2015; SSP 10-2017, f. 3-24-17, cert. ef. 4/1/2017; SSP 5-2018, temporary amend filed 01/25/2018, effective 02/01/2018 through 06/30/2018; SSP 21-2018, amend filed 06/05/2018, effective 7/1/2018; SSP 27-2018, amend filed 09/04/2018, effective 10/1/2018; SSP 12-2022, minor correction filed 02/16/2022, effective 2/16/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 409.050, 411.060, 411.070, 411.116, 411.121, 411.404 & 414.685

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 409.010, 411.060, 411.070, 411.116, 411.121, 411.404, 411.878, 412.049, 414.685 & 45 CFR 400

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