Or. Admin. R. 860-021-0180 - Verification of Eligibility for Low-Income Residential Customers

(1) A residential customer shall qualify as an eligible low-income residential customer for purposes of these Division 21 rules through the following methods:
(a) The customer is a recipient of energy assistance within the past 12 months through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI HEAP) or the Oregon Energy Assistance Program (OEAP) or an energy assistance program offered by an energy utility; or
(b) The customer is enrolled in any of the utility's income-qualified energy assistance programs or qualifies to enroll in any program offered by a utility to residential customers based on differential energy burdens based on factors that affect affordability pursuant to ORS 757.230(1).
(2) An energy utility may allow a customer to self-certify as an eligible low-income residential customer based on income that is at or below 60 percent of the Oregon state median income or participation in other low-income assistance programs offered in Oregon.
(3) An energy utility may require a low-income residential customer to verify or recertify eligibility as per section (1) of this rule on an annual basis if the customer is to remain an eligible low-income residential customer.


Or. Admin. R. 860-021-0180
PUC 10-2022, adopt filed 09/30/2022, effective 9/30/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183, ORS 756, ORS 757 & ORS 759

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 757.230

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