Or. Admin. R. 461-135-1512 - Application and Eligibility; P-EBT

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

(1) Apart from applying for free or reduced meals through ODE or an NSLP school, there is no application for P-EBT program period October 2020 through May 2021.
(2) P-EBT eligibility is based upon and evaluated under two separate criteria, NSLP students and SNAP participants.
(a) Individuals who were homeschooled or enrolled in a school that does not participate in the NSLP are not eligible for P-EBT.
(b) NSLP students who were determined eligible for free or reduced meals under Oregon's Extended Income Limits, and were not SNAP participants for at least one month between October 2020 and May 2021, are not eligible for P-EBT.
(c) NSLP student-based P-EBT: P-EBT eligibility for NSLP students is determined by the NSLP school and is based on the individual meeting one of the following criteria, or receiving services from one of the following programs, for any months beginning October 2020 through the 2020-21 school year:
(A) Determined income eligible based on NSLP eligibility criteria as determined by ODE, the local education agency, or a state agency that ODE has designated to determine student eligibility for P-EBT;
(B) SNAP participant or a member of a TANF program benefit group (see OAR 461-110-0750);
(C) Placement in foster care;
(D) Food Distribution Program on "Indian" Reservations (FDPIR);
(E) Migrant Education Program (MEP); or
(F) McKinney-Vento Act's Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program.
(d) SNAP Participant-based P-EBT: P-EBT eligibility for children ages six years old and younger is determined by ODHS and evaluated in two separate age groups, children ages five and younger and children age six years old. P-EBT eligibility begins the month the child became a SNAP participant.
(A) Children ages five years and younger are eligible for P-EBT if they were a SNAP participant for at least one month between October 2020 and May 2021.
(B) Children age six years old are eligible for P-EBT by meeting the following for at least one month between October 2020 and May 2021:
(i) SNAP participant,
(ii) Not enrolled in school (except for an NSLP school, and in such case, eligibility is determined under subsection (c) of this rule), and
(iii) Enrolled in a child care center that reduced hours or attendance due to a designated public health emergency. A caretaker of the child shall provide verification of the enrollment and child care center's reduced hours or attendance. A verbal statement is acceptable verification.

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Or. Admin. R. 461-135-1512
SSP 27-2022, adopt filed 02/16/2022, effective 2/17/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 411.816

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 411.816, PL 116-127, PL 116-159, PL 116-260 & PL 117-2

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