461-195-0601    Effective 04/01/17
Intentional Program Violations; Defined

  1. In the child care programs, a provider commits an intentional program violation (IPV) by intentionally making a false or misleading statement or misrepresenting, concealing, or withholding information related to his or her request to be eligible for a child care payment under OAR 461-165-0180 or a claim for a child care payment.

  2. In the SNAP program:

    1. An individual commits an intentional program violation by --

      1. Making a false or misleading statement or misrepresenting, concealing or withholding a fact relating to the use, presentation, transfer, acquisition, receipt, possession, or trafficking (see OAR 461-195-0601(2)(b)) of SNAP benefits; or

      2. Committing any act that constitutes a violation of the Food Stamp Act, the SNAP program regulations, or any state statute relating to the use, presentation, transfer, acquisition, receipt, possession, or trafficking of SNAP benefits.

    2. "Trafficking" means any of the following:

      1. The buying, selling, stealing, or other exchange of SNAP benefits for cash or consideration other than eligible food, either directly or indirectly, in complicity or collusion with others or acting alone.

      2. The exchange of firearms, ammunition, explosives, or controlled substances (as defined in section 802 of title 21, United States Code), for SNAP benefits.

      3. Purchasing a product with SNAP benefits that has a container return deposit with the intent of obtaining cash by intentionally discarding the product and returning the container for the deposit amount.

      4. Purchasing a product with SNAP benefits with the intent of obtaining cash or consideration other than eligible food by intentionally reselling the product purchased with SNAP benefits.

      5. Intentionally purchasing products originally purchased with SNAP benefits in exchange for cash or consideration other than eligible food.

  3. In the SFPSS program, an individual commits an intentional program violation by intentionally --

    1. Making a false or misleading statement or misrepresenting, concealing, or withholding a fact for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility (see OAR 461-001-0000) for SFPSS or increasing, or preventing a reduction in, the amount of the SFPSS grant; or

    2. Committing any act intended to mislead or to conceal or withhold information for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility for SFPSS or increasing, or preventing a reduction in, the amount of the SFPSS grant.

  4. In the REF, REFM, and TANF programs, an individual commits an intentional program violation by intentionally--

    1. Making a false or misleading statement or misrepresenting, concealing, or withholding a fact for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility for the REF, REFM, or TANF programs, or increasing or preventing a reduction in the amount of the REF or TANF grant; or

    2. Committing any act intended to mislead or to conceal or withhold information for the purpose of establishing or maintaining eligibility for the REF, REFM, or TANF programs, or increasing or preventing a reduction in the amount of the REF or TANF grant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 411.060, 411.660, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049
Stats. Implemented: ORS 411.060, 411.630, 411.635, 411.660, 411.816, 412.014, 412.049

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