Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
This rule explains specific requirements
of the Job Participation Incentive (JPI). The JPI food benefit provides $10 per
month for qualifying SNAP households with a dependent child (see OAR
) under age 18.
individual eligible for JPI may receive a $10 monthly food benefit.
(a) The individual receives the $10 incentive
payment starting the month the Department receives documentation that all
enrollment criteria in section (3) of this rule have been met.
(b) There are no partial months of JPI
The individual may
only be issued retroactive JPI benefits as allowed under OAR
used in this rule, a "two-parent household" refers to a SNAP household group
(see OAR 461-110-0210
) that contains a dependent child under age 18 and the
dependent child's two parents.
To receive JPI, an individual must be in a SNAP filing group (see OAR
) and meet the requirements of all of the following subsections:
Be working at an unsubsidized paid
employment that meets the federally required participation rates (see OAR
). For self-employment or piece rate work, the hours of work must
be equivalent to the required average weekly hours at Oregon State minimum
wage. An individual must meet the requirements of at least one of the following
Be a single parent (see OAR
) of a dependent child under six years of age and working at an
unsubsidized paid employment for an average of at least 20 weekly
(B) Be a single parent of a
dependent child at least six years of age and under 18 years of age, and
working at an unsubsidized paid employment for an average of at least 30 weekly
(C) Be a parent in a
two-parent household (see section (3) of this rule) that does not receive
federally-funded child care assistance, and the parents are working at
unsubsidized paid employment for a combined average of at least 35 hours per
(D) Be a parent in a
two-parent household that receives federally-funded child care assistance and
the parents are working at unsubsidized paid employment for a combined average
of 55 hours per week.
(b) Provide the Department with
employer-produced documents of paid, unsubsidized work hours covering a
consecutive two-week period that has occurred within the last 60
(c) Anticipate weekly
employment hours will remain the same or increase for the reporting
employer-produced documents of paid, unsubsidized work hours each time
requested by the Department and no later than the last day of the sixth month
following the date the client provides the verification of work hours in
accordance with subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
Be an eligible adult in a SNAP benefit
group (see OAR 461-110-0750
) and the parent of an eligible dependent child
under age 18 in the same SNAP benefit group.
(f) Not be receiving any SFPSS or TANF
program benefits in the same month.
To remain eligible for JPI, a client
Meet all SNAP eligibility and
reporting requirements (see OAR 461-170-0011
(b) Meet all requirements in section (4) of
this rule at the time of the interim change report and at the time of the
recertification of SNAP benefits.
(6) Household income in JPI is calculated in
accordance with all SNAP financial rules.
A client is no longer eligible for JPI
when it has been determined that the client does not meet federally required
participation rates and requirements due to any of the following:
(a) Loss of employment.
(b) A reduction in work hours.
(c) The client no longer has a dependent
child under age 18 in their SNAP benefit group.
Or. Admin. R.
SSP 26-2011(Temp), f.
9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 3-29-12; SSP 10-2012, f. 3-29-12, cert. ef.
3-30-12; SSP 17-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-1-12 thru 10-28-12; SSP
19-2012(Temp), f. 5-23-12, cert. ef. 5-24-12 thru 10-28-12; SSP 30-2012, f.
9-28-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12; SSP 14-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-26-14 thru
12-23-14; SSP 24-2014, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-14;
26-2021, amend filed 03/24/2021, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS