Or. Admin. R. 461-135-1195 - Specific Requirements; SFPSS Eligibility

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

In the SFPSS program:

(1) To be eligible, a client must meet the following requirements:
(a) Be an adult;
(b) Meet all TANF program eligibility requirements (except as provided otherwise in this rule);
(c) Be receiving TANF benefits;
(d) Have an impairment that meets the requirements in OAR 461-125-0260;
(e) File an application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits under the Social Security Act; and
(f) Sign an Interim Assistance Authorization authorizing the Department to recover interim SFPSS program benefits paid to the client (or paid to providers on the client's behalf) from the initial SSI payment or the initial payment after the decision on SSI eligibility. The following provisions are considered part of the Interim Assistance Authorization:
(A) Interim SFPSS program benefits include only those SFPSS program cash benefits paid to the adult, who is applying for SSI, during the period of time that the SSI benefit covers.
(B) For any month in which SSI is prorated, the Department may recover only a prorated amount of the interim SFPSS program cash benefit.
(C) If the Department does not stop delivery of an SFPSS program benefit issued after the SSI payment is made, the SFPSS program payment is included in the interim assistance reimbursement to the Department.
(2) Counting earned and unearned income.
(a) The TANF standards in OAR 461-155-0030 are used to determine eligibility for the SFPSS program.
(b) The SFPSS payment standard (see OAR 461-155-0320) is used to determine the benefit amount for the SFPSS program.
(3) A client whose impairment no longer meets the criteria in OAR 461-125-0260 is ineligible for SFPSS benefits.
(4) An SFPSS client found by the Social Security Administration (SSA) not to meet disability criteria may continue receiving SFPSS benefits until all SSA administrative appeals are exhausted.
(5) Once a client is approved for SFPSS, the client is no longer subject to OAR 461-120-0340. The client remains exempt from OAR 461-120-0340 as long as the client is eligible for and receiving SFPSS.
(6) Each client is required to participate in the appropriate activities the Department determines necessary, including activities that promote family stability (see OAR 461-001-0000). The Department must consider the needs of an individual with a disability (see OAR 461-001-0000), and a client's need for accommodation or modification.
(7) A client must provide the information necessary for the Department to administer the program.
(a) The necessary information includes that needed to determine appropriate activities for the client and to assess whether a client had good cause (see OAR 461-130-0327) for any failure to meet a requirement of the program.
(b) If a medical condition is in question, the Department will assist and may require the client to provide a medical opinion from a qualified and appropriate medical professional.
(8) The Department offers each client the opportunity to participate in any suitable JOBS program activity (see OAR 461-001-0025).


Or. Admin. R. 461-135-1195
SSP 11-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-07 thru 3-29-08; SSP 5-2008, f. 2-29-08, cert. ef. 3-1-08; SSP 26-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; SSP 12-2009(Temp), f. 6-23-09, cert. ef. 7-1-09 thru 12-28-09; SSP 28-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-09; SSP 34-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-16-09 thru 5-14-10; SSP 5-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-10; SSP 41-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; SSP 26-2011(Temp), f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 3-29-12; SSP 35-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 412.006, 412.009, 412.014, 412.049

Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.070, 412.006, 412.009, 412.014, 412.049, 412.084

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