Or. Admin. R. 461-135-1511 - Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

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

(1) OARs 461-135-1511 through 461-135-1515 apply to Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT). Except as provided for in OARs 461-135-1511 through 461-135-1515, P-EBT is not subject to Chapter 461 rules.
(2) P-EBT is a food benefit intended to reimburse eligible individuals for the value of the free or reduced-priced meals and snacks usually provided at school or child care centers. Any person using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card issued on behalf of a P-EBT eligible individual shall spend the P-EBT benefits to provide meals and snacks to the P-EBT eligible individual.
(3) Although P-EBT benefits are issued to an EBT account linked to an EBT card, P-EBT is separate and apart from the SNAP program.
(4) P-EBT is administered in partnership between ODHS and the Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Program.
(5) The following definitions apply to OAR 461-135-1511 to 461-135-1515:
(a) "FNS" refers to the Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
(b) "NSLP" refers to the National School Lunch Program.
(c) "NSLP school" refers to an Oregon public school, nonprofit private school, or residential child care institution that is a sponsor of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
(d) "NSLP students" refers to individuals enrolled in Oregon public schools, nonprofit private schools, or residential child care institutions that provide meal service as a sponsored National School Lunch Program (NSLP) school.
(e) "ODE" refers to the Oregon Department of Education.
(f) "P-EBT" refers to Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer.
(g) "SNAP participants" refers to individuals who are a member of a SNAP benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750) that received more than $0 in SNAP benefits.


Or. Admin. R. 461-135-1511
Renumbered from 461-135-1501 by SSP 28-2022, filed 02/23/2022, effective 2/23/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.806 - 411.845

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 411.806 - 411.845

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